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GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL MONOGRAPH 
ON THE FAMILY AND DESCENDANTS OF 



JOHN DAVIES 



OF LITCHFIELD, CONNECTICUT. 



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THE writer having to the best of his ability collected all informa- 
tion that was available of the family and descendants of John 
Davies, who came from England in the year 1735 and settled at 
Litchfield, Conn., presents it in this form to his relatives, with the 
hope that it may be found of interest to the present generation, and 
that in the future some younger and possibly more persevering 
member of the family will continue the record here found, and while 
expanding it, correct such errors as may exist, and add further 
information to that already obtained. 

It is idle to assume that a work of this character can pretend to 
the accuracy that should be found in a narrative of current events, 
or of occurrences of historic interest for which ample written 
authority and general report can be depended on as a basis, but 
memoirs such as these, which must be gathered from obscure local 
records, indistinct tradition, and the memory of individuals concern- 
ing facts which have not been deeply impressed upon them, or of 
which the recollection has become dim by lapse of time, must be 
allowed a freedom that cannot but result from the sources upon 
which they depend. 

Nevertheless, such facts as fall within the personal knowledge of 
the writer are accurately given. The substance of all records that 
he has personally examined, or that have been procured for him 
by others, has been faithfully rendered, and all information that 
the most diligent inquiry could procure from every accessible 
member of this numerous family, ha$ been carefully entered on 
these pages. 

As vrill be observed, to some members of the family connection 
more space has been devoted and a fuller record given than to 



others, but this defect must be attributed to the proper source, 
the want of information upon which to write, and while all have 
been invited to contribute such records of themselves, or of their 
immediate relatives as they deemed noteworthy, few have responded 
with sufficient fullness to furnish material for a comprehensive 
biography. 

Sufficient has been here gathered, however, to show that the 
several members of the family have generally been faithful and dili- 
gent in duty in such stations of life as they have been called to fill, and 
though no individual has hitherto attained such position as would 
largely render him historically conspicuous, there is not one whose 
name has deserved other than honorable and respectful mention. 

A sincere and conservative devotion to law, order, and estab- 
lished institutions has been through all time a marked characteristic 
of this family. Its members, with rare exceptions, have been by 
descent and conviction faithful adherents to the Church of England. 
Whenever their means permitted, they will be found to have been 
liberal benefactors of that church, and several have attained distinc- 
tion and performed memorable service as ministers at the altar. 
No members of the family appear to have sought or held high 
public office, or to have followed a political career, but in times of 
trial and danger they have always appeared faithful to their con- 
victions, and ready to assert their principles at the risk of life and 
liberty. In the three great civil wars that have occurred within 
the period covered by this memoir,— the English Revolution of 1640, 
the American Revolution, and the War of Secession,— we find all of 
the name of Davies who were engaged in these conflicts, steadfast 
in the maintenance of law and established institutions, and not one 



was ever known as an English Puritan^an American Revolutionist, 
or a Southern Secessionist 

Thus introduced, this work is committed to the consideration of 
the family circle with the hope that some, at least, of the readers 
may find in its perusal a portion of the pleasure and interest that 
have rewarded the writer for the labor it has demanded. 



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gtiglisix pistorij. 



JOHN DAVIES, the earliest American ancestor of the family 
whose record is contained in these pages, came to America in 
the year 1735, and settled in Litchfield, Conn., where the remainder 
of his life was passed, and where for nearly a century some of his 
descendants continued to reside. 

He had previously lived in the town of Kington, Herefordshire, 
England, and left there behind him his only son John, already 
married and the father of a family, who, with his wife and children, 
subsequently emigrated to America, and joined his parent at the 
home he had established in the country of his adoption. 

The losses of property, and the general breaking up of the family, 
that resulted from the loyalty to the mother-country which it 
maintained during the War of the Revolution, have caused the loss 
of such family records and memorials as were brought from Eng- 
land, and a long and diligent search through old parish registers 
and other available sources of information has been required to give 
foundation for the few facts that are now accessible. 

From the best information that can be thus obtained, it appears 
that John Davies, the first immigrant to this country, was the only 
son of Thomas Davies, fourth son of Robert Davies, of Gwysany 
Castle in the parish of Mold, Flintshire, England. 

Thomas Davies, as the younger son of an English family, was 
mainly dependent upon his own efforts for success in life, and 
became a merchant in London, where he remained until some time 
subsequent to the year 1680, when the last reference to him in that 
city can be found. 

He thence removed to Kington, Herefordshire, where he died, 

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and such estate as he left was inherited by his only son, who in 
1735, with all his possessions* removed to America. 

It has not been deemed necessary to g^ve here a detailed account 
of the English family history and pedigree, which, as in the case of 
similar records of families of Welsh descent, revert to prehistoric 
times, and can be readily found by any curious in such matters, 
on reference to published English and Welsh family and genealog- 
ical records. 

The following summary of the records, which has been compiled 
from the best available authorities, will, it is believed, be sufiicient 
for those who may be interested in the subject of which this volume 
treats. 

The Davies of Gwysany (Mold, Flintshire, England) have ranked 
for centuries among the first families . of North Wales. They 
derived an unbroken descent from the famed Cymric Efell, Lord of 
Eyiwys Eyle, who lived A. D. 1200, son of Madoc ap Meredith, 
Prince of Powys Fadoc, sixth in descent from and heir of Merwyn, 
King of Powys, third son of Rodic Maur. 

The family was first known under the name of Oavies in 1581, 
when Robert ap David of Gwysany assumed it, and obtained from 
the heralds of England confirmation of the family arms and grant of 
crest and motto as they now appear. 

During the period of the English revolution the family was 
distinguished for the loyalty and devotion it displayed to the royal 
cause, and it rendered good service and made many sacrifices for 
the king. 

Robert Davies, who during this period was the head of the 
family, fortified his mansion of Gwysany and held it in behalf of 

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King Charles against the Parliamentary forces. The place was 
besieged by Sir William Brereton, and after a gallant resistance 
was compelled to yield ; the survivors of the garrison, three officers 
and twenty-seven men, who were made prisoners, surrendered it on 
the I2th of April, 1645. 

Colonel Thomas Davies, an uncle of Robert, served at the same 
time as Constable of Hawarden Castle in Cheshire, now the 
residence of Mr. Gladstone, late Prime Minister of Great Britain, 
and defended that fortress against the attacks of the Puritans. 

Gwysany, which has been the seat of the family from the earliest 
known period, stands upon high ground nearly six hundred feet 
above the level of the sea, and about two miles north of the town of 
Mold, which was anciently called by the Romans " Mons Albus," 
and by the Britains " Yr Wydd grug," meaning a lofty and con- 
spicuous hill. The mansion is of the old English or Elizabethan 
style of architecture, and was erected some time between the years 
1597 and 1603. It was built of micaceous sandstone on a stratum 
of which it stands, but the materials are supposed to have been 
brought from a still older family residence about half a mile distant; 
of this only a few traces are to be seen, although the field where 
they exist is still called *' Hen bias," or ** the old place." 

From the house and grounds is an extensive view, stretching 
over the Dee and Merrey rivers to the east, the Vale of Mold to 
the south, and the Clusydian range of mountains to the west 
The soil is extremely favorable for the growth of trees, which attain 
here an immense size, particularly sycamores and Spanish chestnuts. 

Marks of the siege sustained in 1645 are jet visible upon the walls 
of the old mansion, and a bullet still remains embedded in the door. 

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Robert Davies, the stanch Loyalist, who so boldly defended 
Gwysany, for several years before the Revolution served as High 
Sheriff of Flintshire, and again held that office upon the restoration 
of King Charles the Second. 

In the records of the period his name appears among those 
deemed qualified for the knighthood of the Royal Oak, and his 
estate was then estimated at two thousand pounds a year, a very 
considerable sum for those times. 

He was bom in the year 1606, and in 1632 was married to 
Anne, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Peter Mytton, Chief Justice 
of North Wales, through whom he acquired the estate of Llanech 
Park. 

Upon his death in 1666 his estate passed to his eldest son, 
Mytton Davies, bom in 1634, and later, on the death of one of his 
descendants, without male issue, through the marriage of a 
daughter and heiress, became vested in the family of Cooke, of 
Oweston, Yorkshire. 

The fourth son of this Robert Davies was Thomas Davies, 
previously mentioned, who became the father of John Davies, 
founder of the American branch of the family. 



^irst (StntvKtion. 



John Davies the elder, founder of the family in this country, was 
bom in England, in Kington parish, and county of Hereford, some 
time in the year 1680, and, as stated in the preceding pages, came to 
America in the year 1735, accompanied by his wife, Catherine 
Spenser. Immediately upon his arrival he settled in the western 
part of Litchfield County, in the State of Connecticut, where he 
purchased a tract of one hundred and sixty acres of land from 
Thomas Lee, for the price of one hundred and fifty pounds. This 
land is within the boundaries of the present town of Washington, 
Litchfield County, and the neighborhood was for more than a century 
known as '' Davies Hollow,*^ and now is distinguished by the name 
of ** Romford,"* a station on the Shepaug Railroad. 

He was not, as many of the earlier immigrants to this country, a 
youth in search of fortune or adventure, or an unsuccessful or 
impoverished man who had changed his home in the hope that in a 
new country might be found advantages that had been denied in the 
land of his birth, or an enthusiast dissatisfied with the religious faith 
established in the country from which he came, and seeking either a 
new belief or absolute freedom to worship as he pleased. On the 
contrary, he was a man past middle life, well educated for the time 
in which he lived, married and having means much beyond the 
average possessed by settlers then coming to this country. He left 
behind him in England his only son, of the same name, who 
subsequently joined him in his new home. 

So far as can be inferred from the records of his life that are ac- 
cessible, the motive that brought him from his birthplace appears to 

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have been the wish, so frequent with the English, to obtain a large 
landed estate that should remain in his family, and to this object he 
devoted himself with much zeal, and successfully, so far as his im- 
mediate descendant was concerned. The spot he selected for his 
first purchase and settlement was about eight miles from the town of 
Litchfield, the county seat, and at that time entirely unsettled and 
unimproved. It was, however, well situated for agricultural pur- 
poses, being an area of fertile bottomland, lying along the Shepaug 
River, and sheltered by hills that bounded it on the north and west. 

To this first purchase he added adjoining land, selected with 
equal good judgment and fortune, and within fifteen years from his 
arrival in this country he had become the owner of a large and 
valuable tract, containing nearly a thousand acres of the best land in 
Litchfield County. For this land he had paid an average price of 
one pound an acre, and such an outlay, with the expenses that were 
incurred for improving the lands, and the generous aid he gave to 
the founding of the Episcopal church at Litchfield, show that he was 
a man of wealth for the day and place. 

He was a zealous member of the Church of England, and on his 
arrival, and for some time afterward, was the single Episcopalian in 
Litchfield, where the only form of worship recognized or practised 
was the modification of Presbyterianism called Congregational, 
generally adopted by the New England colonies. In time a few 
more of his belief came into the settlement, and he, with them, 
became actively interested in the organization of a congregation ac- 
cording to the forms and discipline of the Church of England. In 
November, 1745, a meeting was held at the house of Captain Israel 
Griswold, in the town of Litchfield, and Mr. Davies, with eleven 

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others, took part in the foundation of the First Episcopal Society of 
Litchfield* 

The small congregation thus organized continued for some time, 
and met for regular services at the house of Captain Griswold, under 
the ministrations of Mr. Samuel Cole, a lay reader who had been 
sent to America by the British Society for Propagating the Gospel 
in Foreign Parts. Mr. Cole continued his studies in divinity while 
thus occupied, and such was Mr. Davies' desire to secure the 
services of a properly ordained clergyman, that he offered to defray 
the expense of sending him to England to complete his education 
and receive holy orders. Mr. Cole, however, who appears to have 
been in delicate health, had suffered so much on his journey to 
America, that he could not venture upon the trials of another voyage 
at sea, and this liberal offer was consequently declined. 

Mr. John Davies, as is learned from the church records, desired 
that the church edifice, for the use of the congregation, should be 
erected at Birch Plains, near his own residence, where a suitable 
site, and ample ground for an adjacent churchyard and cemetery, as 
in England, could be secured, and he made liberal offers to induce 
the selection of this position. The other members of the congrega- 
tion, who resided in the immediate neighborhood of the town of 
Litchfield, preferred a situation in the town itself, as more accessible 
to them, and their wishes prevailed. In this decision Mr. Davies 
cordially acquiesced, and abated nothing in his interest in the 
welfare of the church and his contributions toward its improvement 
and support. 

He gave the services of a carpenter employed by him to the 
erection of the church, and also the labor of *' a strong team of 

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horses and a hired man/' for hauling the timber used in the build- 
ing. On the fourth day of April, 1747, he conveyed to Mr. Samuel 
Cole, as trustee for the church, a tract of fifty*two acres of valuable 
land, in the town of Litchfield, which he had recently purchased at 
the cost of two hundred pounds, to be held by the trustee and his 
successors, for the use and benefit of the minister of the Episcopal 
Church in Litchfield. 

The deed itself is interesting as exhibiting the feeling and 
spirit with which the donation was made, and the following extracts 
illustrate them : 

'^ In consideration of the love and affection I have and bear for and towards 
the People of the Church of England, in the said town of Litchfield, and secur- 
ing the service and worship of God among us, according to the usages of our 
most Excellent Church, within said Litchfield, at all times forever hereafter, 
and alio for the love and good will I have for Mr. Samuel Cole aforesaid, I do 
therefor lease to the said Samuel Cole^ his heirs and assigns, for and during 
the full term of nine hundred and ninety-eight years, to the use of the Society 
for the Propagation of the Gospel and their successors, for and during the full 
term aforesaid'' * * * [here follows description of the land] * ♦ * 
<<to have and to hold said demised premises, unto the said Samuel Cole^ his 
heirs and assigns, during the term of this lease, for the benefit and behoof of 
the said Society, and thdr successors, to be by the said Society, applied and 
appropriated, for the benefit of the Episcopal minister for the time being of the 
Episcopal Church in Birch Plains, in said Litchfield, and to his successors, for 
and during the full term, and to and for no other Use, Interest and Purpose 
whatsoever. * ^ * Yielding and pajring therefor one Peppercorn annually, 
at or upon the feast of St Michael the Archangel, if lawfully demanded. ** 

While it appears from the deed that the intention of building 
the church at Birch Plains had not then been abandoned, the prop- 

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erty was used for the church as finally established in the town of 
Litchfield. The lands have long since been sold, but the fund that 
resulted from their sale still exists, and the interest derived from 
it is applied to the payment of the salary of the rector of the 
church. 

The first church edifice was erected and completed on the 
twenty-third day of April, 1749, when the first service was held, 
and the church was named St Michael's at the request of Mr. 
Davies, which name it still bears, though the original building has 
long since given place to the present existing structure. 

Prior to this time Mr. Davies' only son, John, also of the parish 
of Kington, Herefordshire, had visited America, and had brought 
over and left with their grandparents, his three eldest children, two 
of them by his first wife, Elizabeth Brown, who appears to have 
died about the year 1740. He made several journeys between 
England and America, in the course of which he made arrange- 
ments for establishing himself permanently in this country, and 
closing his affairs at home. 

In 1747 Mr. Davies gave to his son a tract of land containing 
four hundred and thirty acres, adjoining his homestead, and in 1750 
he gave to his three grandsons, John, Thomas and William, who 
were then under age, one hundred and twenty acres of land. In 
the year 1747, his son John, accompanied by his second wife and 
his children by her, rejoined his father at his American home, and 
from that time remained permanently at the place of their settle- 
ment. 

Mr. Davies appears to have led, surrounded by his family and 
upon his own estate, a quiet, and as may be supposed, a happy life. 



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until his death on November 22, 1758. He does not seem to have 
taken any part in public afiFairs, except in connection with the 
foundation of the church, and while a man of large means, respected 
and influential, he confined his efforts to the welfare of his family, 
and the advancement of the church of which he was a devout mem- 
ber. Like the majority of Englishmen, he had a strong desire for 
the acquisition of land, and from the time of his arrival in this 
country until within six years of his death, the town records show 
that he was making constant purchases of real estate, while he 
parted with none except that given to the church and the portions 
bestowed upon his son and grandsons. The death of his wife 
preceded his by some years, though the date is not known. 

He left no will, and having but one child such an instrument 
was not required, but before his death he directed gifts of mourning 
apparel to the friends who had been his contemporaries and partners 
in building the church. His funeral was said to have been the 
largest which previous to that time had occurred in Litchfield, and his 
body, attended by many friends, was brought from his home at 
Davies Hollow to Litchfield, where it was placed beside that of his 
wife in the West Burying Ground of the town. It is much to be 
regretted that the situation of these graves cannot now be dis- 
covered, but a very careful and thorough search has failed to find 
them. A monument erected to his memory stands in the family 
burying-ground at Davies Hollow, and a memorial tablet in St 
Michael's Church also perpetuates his name. 



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2 S0ltn §nvUs. 

John Davies (2), only child of the first settler of this family in 
America, was born at his father's English home in the year 171 1, 
and remained in England during the period of his father's voyage 
to this country and settlement at Litchfield. He was educated at 
the University of Oxford, and in the year 1734 was married to 
Elizabeth Brown, by whom he became the father of three children : 
John, born 1735 ; Thomas, born 1737; and William, born 1739, who 
died an infant. His wife died soon after the birth of William, and 
in 1744 he married in England Mary Powell, by whom he had a 
numerous family, whose names will hereafter appear. He intended 
to follow his father to America as soon as permitted by the settle- 
ment of their affairs in England, and made two or more voyages to 
this country before his final emigration. In the year 1745 he came 
over, and brought with him his two sons by his first wife, and 
William, the eldest child by his second wife, whom he left with their 
grandparents in Connecticut, while he returned to England. 

In the year 1747 he left England never to return, and came to 
Litchfield accompanied by his wife and two children, Mary and 
James. 

Upon his arrival here he proceeded to his father's residence, 
and having received from him a gift of a large piece of land at 
Davies Hollow, settled there in the home he continued to occupy 
until his death. As he was a man of means, well educated, and an 
ardent churchman, he was well received by the Episcopal So- 
ciety in Litchfield, and became an influential member of that body. 
His wife had been very reluctant to leave her native land, and could 

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hardly have been induced to come, but for the fact that one of her 
children had been previously taken to America, and had remained 
there with his grandparents. The change from a life of comfort and 
ease in England to the hardships and solitude, that even under the 
most favorable circumstances accompanied the life of early settlers 
in this country, was very trying, and at first a cause of much dis- 
tress to her. In writing to friends in England, she complained es- 
pecially of the loneliness of her present life, and said she had none 
to associate with in her new home but ^' rattlesnakes, wolves, and 
Presbyterians." This feeling, however, was but transitory, and she 
appears to have soon reconciled herself to her new home and duties. 
Her rapidly increasing family — for she became the mother of twelve 
children— must have soon relieved her from the necessity of com- 
plaining of want of society, and she lived respected and honored, 
surrounded by her children and their descendants, to a great age, 
surviving the husband for whose sake she left the pleasures and com- 
forts of her English home, and she now lies by his side in the 
shadow of the old trees that sheltered their dwelling. 

Mr. John Davies (2) appears to have had no desire to take part 
in public affairs, and to have devoted himself to the education and 
care of his family, and the improvement of his estate. He built 
upon his land houses for many of his children as they matured in 
life and were married, which he conveyed to them with asuflBciency 
of land for their needs, and erected a saw-mill, grist-mill, and forge. 
His lands, remote as they were from other settlements, became 
an independent and self-sustaining community, owned and inhabited 
solely by his own family, and such persons as they employed. 

Some time in 1757, during the French and Indian War, he pur- 

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chased a large tract of land in Saratoga County, in the State of New 
York, and, leaving his family in Connecticut, went there to take 
possession, and to bring the land into cultivation, but the disturbed 
state of the country at that time prevented him from succeeding in 
his purpose, and he was driven off by hostile Indians. In 1758 he 
abandoned this enterprise, and returned to his home in Connecticut, 
where for the rest of his life he remained. 

His interest in the welfare and progress of the Episcopal Church 
was equal to that of his father, and he was a devout member of that 
church, and a liberal g^ver for its needs. His second son, Thomas, 
early in life expressed a wish to enter the service of the church, and 
his father gladly aided an intention so pleasing to himself* This son 
was sent to Yale College, from which he graduated in 1758. He 
then went to England to pursue his studies in Episcopal theology 
and to receive ordination as a priest, for at that time these objects, 
could not be attained in America. On the 23d of August, 1761, he 
was ordained deacon by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and on the 
following day was admitted to orders as a priest. The purpose 
of his journey to England thus accomplished, he received the ap- 
pointment of a missionary of the Society for Propagating the Gospel 
in Foreign Parts, and returned to America to discharge the duties 
of his calling. One of the first charges in which he officiated was 
that of St. Michael's Church in Litchfieid, with which he was con- 
nected most acceptably until his early death in 1766, though he was 
more immediately and closely associated with the church at New 
Milford, Conn., of which he was the rector at the time of his death. 

The political differences between the American Colonies and 
England, that resulted in the War of the Revolution, were keenly 

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felt in Litchfield County, and had a disastrous effect upon the 
fortunes of Mr. John Davies and his family, who from the circum- 
stances of their birth, education and membership of the Church of 
England, favored the cause of the mother country. The part they 
and others who felt with them took in the cqntroversy, the public 
feeling in opposition to their conduct, and the result to themselves 
and their personal interests, of the loyalty to British institutions that 
they displayed are well described in the following extract from 
Kilbourne's " History of Litchfield," p. 1 14 : 

This era [period of the Revolution] was characterized by a rancor of 
party feeling which has rarely been equalled in the history of this or any other 
conntry. At times the zeal of the patriots knew no bounds, and they naturally 
enough regarded all who differed from them relative to the kingly prerogative 
as foes to liberty and inimical to the vital interests of the country. The gentle- 
men named above [the leaders of the popular side] belonged to the popular 
and triumphant party, and their memory is cherished by a grateful posterity. 
There were others in this town, as elsewhere through the land, -^honorable, in- 
fluential, and conscientious men, — who while they openly disapproved of many 
acts of the Parliament, were yet warmly attached to the royal cause. They 
looked upon Revolution as not only treason to their sovereign, but predestined 
to be ruinous to all who might engage in it, and they chose to suffer what they 
regarded as only temporary evils, rather than rush into the vortex of war, for 
redress. Nor is all this a matter of surprise, when we consider the force of 
education. In the colonies, as in England, the people had been taught that 
next to religion, loyalty was the cardinal virtue. '' Fear God and honor the 
king'' was a precept that none but the infidel and traitor had ventured to gain- 
say. Some argued that any attempt at independence was rank ingratitude on 
our part. ' * In our weakness, '* they said, * * were not the armies of England again 

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and again sent to protect as from the French and Indians ? '^ The Episcopalians 
or members of the Church of England, were drawn to the mother country hj 
still stronger and deartr ties. Their clergymen were ordained and set apart to 
the work of the ministry by English Bishops, and their book of Common Prayer 
taught them to pray for the King and Royzl Family. Besides, Litchfield was 
still a '^ missionary station/' under the direction and patronage of the ''Venerable 
Society in England for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts," the Rector of 
St Michael's Church receiving a portion of his salary directly from that society. 
With them independence not only involved a political separation from Great 
Britain, but the severance of an ecclesiastical bond of union which they had 
long regarded as indispensable to their prosperity, if not to their very existence 
as a church. Hence a large proportion of the Episcopalians in Litchfield were 
opposed to the Revolution. This fact, it is to be presumed, will hardly be 
called in question, and for the reasons given, does not necessarily imply any 
lack of patriotism on their part 

The late Rev. Isaac Jones, of this town, in his centennial discourse in 
i845» says: " In the War of the Revolution churchmen were generally attached 
to the Government of Great Britain, as were their ministers, but not all of 
them, however. The ministers derived their support from the Society for the 
Propagation of the Gospel. For their adhesion to the royal cause they were 
troubled, and suffered much, so were they in this town." 

The feeling that the supporters of the Revolutionary cause in 
this contest had toward the Church of England, and those by whom 
it was maintained, is illustrated in the records of St Michael's 
Church, Litchfield, in these words : 

During the war the Church of St Michael's was a mark for the maliciously 
disposed, and its windows stood as shattered monuments of the vengeance of its 
adversaries. When Gen. Washington passed through this town some time dur- 

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ing the war, the toldien, to evince their hostility to the Church, and their attach- 
ment to the General, (sic) threw a shower of stones throagh the windows. He 
rebaked them, saying: ''I am a charchman, and wish not to see the charch 
dishonored and desecrated in this manner." 



In a written history of those times left by the Rev. Truman 
Marsh, he says : 

'* He can well remember, thoagh then a yonng man, that in this village he 
was ridiculed and insulted when going to and returning from the church on the 
Lord's day; when the windows of the church were broken and in the place of 
glass, wooden sliding shutters were opened to let in the light of heaven to read 
the piayeis of the Common Prayer Book. Thanks be to heaven for the great 
change in public sentiment '^ 



Such being the popular feeling toward those who held the 
political and religious faith which Mr. Davies steadfastly main- 
tained, it can be readily seen that his position during the course of 
the Revolution was most unhappy. In the isolated situation in 
which he lived, with no immediate friends or supporters, his 
principles gained him the hostility of all who supported the 
popular side, and his wealth made him a desirable prey to any who 
might wish to gratify private malice, or display patriotic feeling, 
by the plunder of a political opponent. On several occasions his 
farms were swept completely bare of stock and gathered crops by 
parties of so-called patriots, and his life during the war was at times 
almost a struggle against actual want. The property of his sons, 
John and William, was confiscated, and John was fined and impris- 
oned for a year in Litchfield jail for giving aid to the royal cause. 

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Mis young son David narrowly escaped death for the same reason, 
and the circumstance is thus related in Kilboume's History, from 
which much of value has been gathered for this memoir: 

Extract from letter of Dr. Reuben Smith to Hon. Oliver Wolcott, dated 
litchfidd. Conn., May 12th, 1777, describing events connected with an attack 
made by English troops on the town of Danbnry, on the 26th day of April, 1777 : 
"The infamous Daniel Griswold came into the western part of this town the 
morning before the alarm, and was there concealed till Monday, and took off to 
join the ministerial army, David Kilboame, Benjamin Kllbonme's son, Oiarles, 
Isaac Kilbonme's son, Abraham and Samuel Kilbourae^ sons of Giles Kilbonrae^ 
Jonathan Smith, Jr., and his brother Elisha (who was enlisted in the light-horse), 
David Jay, Benjamin Doolittle, Josiah Stone, and John Davies' son David, and 
one John Beach, who lived at Josiah Stone's. 

The Wednesday following, they were taken (except Benjamin DooUttle and 
Charles Kilboume, who it is said were killed in attempting to escape) and 
were carried to Derby, whence they were tried by a court-martial, and Griswold 
was sentenced to be hanged, which sentence was executed on the Monday 
following at New Haven. The rest were pardoned upon their enlisting in the 
Continental Army during the war." (See note.) 

It is, however, pleasing to know that among all the troubles 
and trials produced by the war, the family of Mr. Davies re- 
mained united in political sentiments, and was never disturbed 
by the internal strifes and disagreements that so often add 
domestic unhappiness to the evils of civil war. Through the 

NoTS.— The names of Griswold, Kflbouzne, Davies, and Smith are found in the list of 
tliott by whom St hlichael'i Church was organised in 1745. David Davies most in some way 
hate escaped the necessity of service in the Continental Anny, as his name does not appear on 
the roUs of Connecticnt troops. Daniel Griswold is reputed to have been a young man of 
excdlent character and generally liked. 

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whole of the long struggle for independence, they remained 
together, steadfast in their faith, and feeling as one upon the 
questions in dispute. 

In the year 1779, the township of Washington was formed in the 
County of Litchfield, and within its limits were included the lands 
owned by the Davies family, and it is recorded that on the 12th day 
of April, 1779, a number of the inhabitants took the oath of allegiance 
to the States, in open Freemen's Meeting. 

Among the names of those who, by the list given in the record, 
pledged themselves to the cause of the Revolution, we look in vain 
to find a single Davies, a fact which shows the steadfastness with 
which the whole family clung to their traditions of loyalty, although, 
possibly, it may not commend them to the patriotic feelings of their 
descendants. 

It had been the custom of Mr. John Davies to present annually 
to the Rev. Mr. Marshall, of Woodbury, a fat cow, and this he con. 
tinned with great difficulty to do during the whole period of the 
war, although to accomplish this purpose in those times, it was 
necessary, as he has told, to take the animal by night, and by a long 
and circuitous route, to avoid being intercepted and robbed by those 
of the opposite political faith, in whose judgment a gift to an 
Episcopal clergyman was a treasonable offense. An instance of his 
generosity and kindness, which never failed even in those trying 
times, appears from an anecdote that is told in the biography of his 
youngest son, the Rev. Thomas Davies. After the close of the war 
a man who had taken an active part in driving off a number of cattle 
from his farm, and had committed other acts of plunder, having 
become destitute, applied for relief in his extremity to Mr. Davies, 



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who not only pardoned him for the wrongs he had done, but liber- 
ally relieved his wants. 

After the close of the war, Mr. Davies' life was passed quietly 
and peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, the greater 
part of whom depended upon him for support, and lived at or near 
the family homestead. His sons, John and William, had been ruined 
by the confiscation of their property during the war, and the latter 
had taken refuge in Canada. 

He still had in mind his father's wish that an Episcopal Church 
should be built at Birch Plains, upon the lands of the Davies family, 
and late in life he succeeded in accomplishing this object, as is told 
in Cothren's " History of Ancient Woodbury." 



After the separation of what was called Birch Plains or Daviea Hollow from 
the township, the Davies bmilj, one of considerable note and zealoosly attached 
to the Church, withdrew from the Litchfield Parish, and built a chorch edifice of 
their own in Davies Hollow, where, with assistance from some few families, who 
resided near, thej sustained religions services according to the litnrgj of the 
Church of England, and kept np a distinct parochial organisation, for a consid- 
erable period. The following is a copy of the Deed given by John Davies, 
father of Rev. Thomas Davies, to the Chnrchmen in Washington, making to 
them a conve3rance of the lands apon which the house of worship was erected : 

" Know ye that I, John Davies, of that part of Washington formerly be- 
longing to Litchfield, and known and called by the name of Birch Plains, in the 
County of Litchfield, for the consideration of an agreement or promise, made 
with and to my honored father, John Davies, late of Birch Plains, in said Litch- 
field, deceased, and for the love and afiection I have and bear toward the peo- 
ple of the Church of England now in said town of Washington, and for securing 
and settling the service and worship of God among us, according to the usage 



of our moft ezoeUent Episcopal Church, whenever there shall be one legally 
organiied in said Washington, and at all times forever hereafter, do therefore 
demise^" etc., et& 

The measorement of the land as described in the deed most have been 
eqnal to ninety-six square poles, and it was restricted to nse as a public barying- 
gronnd, and for the purpose of having a suitable place of worship erected upon 
it The same condidon was annexed to it as that which was expressed in the 
deed given by his father to the church in Litchfield, vis. : the requirement of one 
peppercorn to be paid annually on the feast of St Michael the Archangel, if de- 
manded. The above deed was given on the ssd of January, 1794. Upon this 
ground, principally at his own expense, an Episcopal Church subsequently was 
erected. Aged and infirm, and seated in an arm-chair at the door of his house^ 
he witnessed the raising of the edifice, with a feeling similar to that of the pious 
Simeon when he said, ** Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.'' 
He survived about three yean^ and at the age of eighty-six years he died on the 
19th day of May, 1797, and was buried in the family burial-ground in Davies 
HoUow. 

From the church records, which have been preserved, the follow- 
ing extracts are taken to show the original organization and mem- 
bership : 

St. John's Chukch, Washington, ) 
December, 8th day, 1794. ) 

At a meeting at David Davies* house in Washington, in Birch Plains, 
legally warned: 

John Davies, Jr., chosen Moderator. 

Joel Titns, Jr., chosen Qerk. 

Jod Titus, John Davies, Jr., James J. Davies, chosen Committee. 

David Davies, Treasurer* 

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Voted a tax collected on the list of 17949 at two pence on the pound, 
payable the first day of March, 1795, for the use of and rapport of the Gospel 
and Episcopal Society in Birch Plains in said Washington. 



Decembers, 1794. 



Saxuxl Treat, Collector. 
[Signed] John Davixs, 

John Daviis» Jr., 
JoRL Titus, 
Samurl p. Treat, 
Jaxrs J. Davirs, 
Waltrr Davirs, 
David Davirs, 
Grorgr Davirs, 
Abraham Wostrr, 
John Hull, 
WiLUAK Lyons. 



The church appears, from the records, to have been completed 
in the summer of 1796, and from that time until 181 5 to have been 
regularly used as a place of worship, the Davies family being up to 
that time prominent as members and as officials of the congregation. 
On the 8th of May, 181 5, a unanimous vote of the congregation 
decided that the church be moved from Davies Hollow in Birch 
Plains to the town of Washington, which was done, and the building 
now stands upon the site then selected, still devoted to the Episcopal 
form of worship and supported by a large and zealous congregation. 

The part taken by John Davies in founding this church was the last 
public act of his long and useful life, and, as has been stated, he died 
at his home at Davies Hollow on the 19th of May, 1797, full of years 
and honors, and leaving to his children as their choicest inheritance 

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the memory of a father, who, during^ a long life, ever continued a 
zealous, devoted, and generous Christian, and a loyal and faithful 
subject of the king he conscientiously believed to be his lawful ruler. 
He left surviving him his widow, Mary Powell, who died December 
15, 1801, aged 75 years, by whom and by his first wife he had had 
the following children : 



Bom 

in 

England. 



Born 

in 

England. 



Bom 

in 

America. 



CHILDREN BY ELIZABETH BROWN. 

John Davies, bom June, 173s* 

Thomas Davies, bom January 2d, 1737; died May 

I2th, 1766. 
William Davies, bom in 1739 ; died in infancy. 

CHILDREN BY MARY POWELL. 

William Davies, bom January 29th, 1744. 
Mary Davies, bom March 17th, 1745 ; died young. 
James Davies, born in 1746; died in infancy. 
Walter Davies, bom June 22d, 1747. 

' Catherine Davies, bom July 20th, 1751. 
Elizabeth Davies, bom July 3d, 1753. 
Ann Davies, bom November i8th, 1755. 
James John Davies, bom December 31st, I7S7- 
David Davies, bom March 14th, 1759. 
Rachel Davies, bom August 20th, 1761. 
George Davies, bom Febraary 12th, 1764. 
Thomas Davies, born May 30th, 1766. 

as 



All of these children, except the first William, first Thomas, 
Mary, and James, survived their father. 

The losses and injuries his estate had suffered during the period 
of the civil war, and the gifts he had made during his life to his 
children, left him with little wealth at the time of his death, and after 
the decease of his widow, who by his will received the personal 
property and had a life interest in his real estate, such lands as 
remained to him were by the will vested in his son David, who took 
them subject to the payment of legacies left to the other children, 
which, as the Probate Records of Litchfield County show, David 
fully dischai^ed. 



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^lurd (J^tntvviiion. 



8 foiKu s^vi^s. 

John DavieSy the third of the name, son of John Davies (2) 
and of his first wife, Elizabeth Brown, was bom at Kington, 
County of Hereford, England, in June, I73S» and with his brothers, 
Thomas and William, was brought to America by his father who 
left the three with their grandparents, and himself returned to 
England to prepare for final emigration to this country. For the 
rest of his life, John's home continued to be in the spot to which he 
was thus brought when a boy. 

In the year 1750 his grandfather presented to him, and to his 
brothers Thomas and William, a tract of land containing one 
hundred and fifty acres, and in 1758 bis father conveyed to him 
sixty acres of land described as ** part of a tract usually called my 
old farm.'' 

John Davies, Jr., as he is called in this deed, and as he was 
always known, appears to have passed a quiet and uneventful life 
until the breaking out of the Revolutionary War. His residence 
adjoined that of his father, and, occupied in developing and im- 
proving his own land and in the care of his family, he spent his days 
in the manner usual to the better class of colonial farmers. 

In the year 1763 he married Eunice Hotchkiss, of New Haven, 
and by her had a family of four children, Elizabeth, Thomas John, 
Eunice, and Esther, all of whom were bom before the year 1774. 
He had been educated and brought up under his father's immediate 
direction, and was, like his father, a stanch Episcopalian, and when the 
difficulties between England and her colonies began, he did not hesi- 
tate concerning the side he should take, but supported his father in 

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maintaining* the rights of the king whose subjects thej had been, and 
the Church in which they had been baptized and reared. 

The results of this conservative course were more disastrous to 
him than to his father, as by reason of the more active part in the 
struggle that his years permitted him to take, he was not only 
stripped of his possessions, but suffered imprisonment 

The annals of the Connecticut Courts, which give many in- 
stances of the harsh treatment to which loyalists were subjected 
during the period of the war for the independence, contain the 
following records concerning the subject of this memoir: 

At a Coonty Court holden at Litchfield, on the first Taeidaj of March, 
A. D., 1777. 

Seleconen vs. John Davies, Jn 

Upon the complaint and information of the Selectmen of Litchfield, in 
Litchfield County, against John Davies, Jr., of said Litchfield, showbg that said 
John is inimical to the United States of America, and that he hath real estate in 
said Litchfield, praying that the same may be disposed of according to law, Ac, 
the Coon do appoint Messrs. Elihu Smith, and Ebenezer Clark, Jr., of Wood- 
bury, in said coonty, to be a Committee to dispose of said estate according to 
law.— (Records Coonty Court, Litchfield County, VoL 6, p. 128.) 

Thus charged and convicted of the double offense of being 
inimical to the United States and of possessing real estate, John 
Davies, Jr., was deprived of his property, and in the succeeding year 
he was called upon to suffer in another manner, having no longer an 
estate that could be made to respond for his political errors: 

At a term of the Supreme Coort, held at Litchfield, Aogost 1 1, r 778. 
Gnmd Jory having indicted John Davies, Jr., of Litchfield, in said Coonty, 
that on or aboot December 4, 1776, he did wickedly and nnlawfully ose his in- 

sS 



' »S^'(^4£>^£to«^-»:«^v -'^ 



flaoice to pemiade and induce James Daviea, of Litchfiddt to join, comfort; 
and assist, the enemies of this and the United States of America, in leTjingand 
canying oa War against the said States, and that said John, also on or about 
the same day at Litchfield, had knowledge that said James Davies, and one 
Goold Hoyt, of Norwalk, were then about to join the enemies of said States, 
and were then and there using their influence to persuade others of the inhabi- 
tants of this State, to join, aid, comfort, and assist, said enemies, and said John 
did then and there, wickedly and traitorously, conceal his said knowledge, and 
for a long time afterward did conceal, eta, and that he then and there did en- 
deavor to join, aid, comfort, and assist, the said enemies, and did use his in- 
fluence, to induce and persuade sundrf other inhabitants of this States to do 
the same. 

All which said Grand Jurors say, is against the peace and contrary to the 
form, etc, of a certain statute, etc., eta 

And now the said John Davies being arraigned before the Bar of this Court, 
and being asked whether he was guilty or not guilty, of the crime in said indict- 
ment charged against him, and pleaded that he was thereof guilty. 

Whereupon it is considered by this Court, and this Court do sentence^ and 
against him give judgment, that he the said John Davies, Jr., shall suffer im- 
prisonment in the gaol in the town and county of Litchfield, for the full term of 
one year from the 14th day of August, and to pay as fine to and for the use of 
the Public Treasury of this State, the sum of ten pounds lawful money, and also 
pay and answer the costs of his prosecution, taxed at ;^33, and that he stand 
committed until this judgment be fulfilled. Execution granted August i4> 
1778.— (Records of Superior Court, Office Secretary of Sute, Hartford, Conn.) 

It should also be stated that in the year 1779, the property of his 
brother William was forfeited to the State by proceedings had in 
the County Court, charging him with going over to and joining the 
enemies of the United States. By the time the sentence of imprison- 

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ment of John Davies, Jr., had expired, the field of active hostilities 
had been removed to a distance from the Eastern States, and the 
political condition of Connecticut was such as to render useless any 
further efforts of what a modem statesman would call '' pernicious 
partisanship *' in favor of the claims of England. 

William Davies left the country and settled in Canada, and the 
rest of the family remained quietly at their homes, taking no part 
in public affairs beyond protecting themselves as best they could 
against the occasional predatory attacks of their patriotic neighbors, 
and they appear, so long as their father lived, and until the close of 
the eighteenth century, to have remained a united and contented 
family, living by themselves in Davies Hollow, where, by that time, 
they had formed a numerous colony, having little intercourse with 
the world beyond them. 

John Davies, Jr., was active and prominent in the organization 
of the Church of St John, founded, as has been told, by his father, 
and his name occurs frequently in the records of the parish. 

In 1793 or 1794 he made an effort to retrieve his fortunes, and, 
in partnership with his son, Thomas John, opened a store in the 
neighboring town of Washington, which they carried on in connec. 
tion with the business of purchasing cattle to supply the New York 
market The course of their business was through the winter and 
spring to purchase cattle in the country, which were brought into 
marketable condition on their farms, and in the summer taken to 
New York and sold, and with the proceeds merchandise for the 
store was procured. 

This enterprise at first was successful, and g^ve promise of good 
returns until the summer of 1798, when the city of New York was 

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ravaged by an epidemic of yellow fever, which broke out at the 
time their anmial consignment of cattle was sent by Mr. Davies and 
his son to the city. As we are told in the history of those days, the 
city was deserted by all who were able to flee from the pestilence ; 
all business was abandoned, and from these causes the drove of 
cattle was an entire loss to the owners, and Mr. Davies and his son 
were ruined. 

This last misfortune, added to those he had before suffered, 
appears to have been a blow to John Davies from which he could 
not recover, and he died on the i8th of April, 1799, at the age (early 
lor one of his family) of sixty-four, and was buried in the family 
burial-ground by the side of his father, who had there preceded 
him but two years, thus sadly closing an honorable but unfortunate 
career, the misfortunes of which were not caused by errors or faults 
of his, but were due to the courage and loyalty he displayed in 
maintaining the principles of the party in which he had been bom 
and educated. 

He left surviving him his widow, Eunice Hotchkiss Davies, who 
died March 29, 1824, aged 79 years; one son, Thomas John; and 
three daughters, Elizabeth, Eunice, and Esther. 

As the death of John Davies, Jr., closes the history of the family 
for the eighteenth century it seems appropriate here to notice the fact 
that up to this time no members of the family had held public office, 
or had taken part in the conduct of the affairs of their adopted 
country. As they were men of character, education and means 
much above the average of their fellows, it appears at the first glance 
strange that at a period when the advantages they had went far to 
commend their possessors to the confidence of their countrymen, we 

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should search in vain to find the name of any Davies as an official 
in the public service, in the militia rosters, or even on the jury lists 
of the county in which they lived. 

This is, however, understood, when we read the histories of the 
time, which tell of the feeling that existed before, during, and after 
the Revolution, in the party favoring independence against those 
who endeavored to sustain the royal authority. The latter, as we 
learn, suffered at the hands of their patriotic opponents a persecu- 
tion more bitter even than that a Union man experienced in a 
Southern State during the late Civil War, and those who escaped 
with no greater injury than social and political ostracism could 
deem themselves fortunate, while the records of those days give ^ 
hundreds of cases where gross personal indignities and serious 
injuries were suffered by loyalists who had the courage to declare 
and maintain their opinions. For this reason this numerous family 
for more than fifty years was secluded in the valley where it orig^- 
ally settled, was a community by itself, and separated from the 
outer world by political sentiment and personal hostility that sur- 
vived the period of the war for many years, and that were not finally 
laid aside until the close of the century saw the new government 
firmly established, and opposition to it useless. 

Rev. Thomas Davies, the subject of this memoir, was the second 
son of John Davies and his first wife Elizabeth Brown, and was 
bom in England on the second day of January, 1737, some years be- 
fore his father's emigration to America. In the year 1745 his father 
made a voyage to America and brought with him his three eldest 

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children, — Thomas, of whom this is written, beings one, — and plac- 
ing^ them with their grandparents, who ten years before had settled 
in Davies Hollow, near Litchfield, Conn., returned to England, 
whence two years after he came with his wife and other children, 
and settled permanently on lands adjoining those occupied by John 
Davies, senior. Mention has already been made of the attachment 
to and interest in the Episcopal Church that was so marked a char- 
acteristic of this family. Thomas early in life displayed fondness 
for study, and capacity for learning, and expressed the intention of 
devoting his life to the ministry, if such a career could possibly be 
followed. As his relatives were so attached to the church of the 
land of their birth, they willingly consented that he should pursue 
the course which he desired, and cordially assisted him in his pur- 
pose. There being at that time no college in the Northern colonies 
under the influence or direction of the English Church, he was sent 
to Yale College in New Haven to obtain the classical education 
that was deemed a necessary foundation for his future studies in 
theology, and after graduating in 1758 with honors at that insti- 
tution, he sailed for England, there to pursue the special studies that 
were required to lit him for his sacred calling, and to obtain from 
the heads of the church the ordination to his duties which could 
not be had in the country of his home. 

His earnestness and zeal received their due reward, and having 
fully qualified himself for the ministry, he was ordained a deacon on 
the 23d day of August, 1 761, in the Episcopal chapel at Lambeth, 
England, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Thomas Seeker, 
and on the following day was by the same reverend prelate admitted 
to full orders as a priest 

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Having thus accomplished the purpose to which he had devoted 
years of study, and to gain which he had a second time crossed the 
ocean, he hastened his preparations to return again to his distant 
home. 

The officials who directed the affairs of the Venerable Society 
for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts knew and were 
interested in the young priest and scholar, whose piety, learning, 
and energy commended him to their confidence, and before he left 
England he was appointed a missionary of the society, and the 
several towns of the county of Litchfield were placed in his especial 
charge. This appointment was not only a pleasing recognition of 
his worth and merit, but added greatly to the strength of his 
position as a clergyman in an English colony, for it assured to him 
the countenance and support of the authorities of the English 
Church, and placed at his disposal resources to be used in spreading 
the faith he preached, and also provided in some degree for his 
personal maintenance. 

Thus qualified and assisted, he lost no time in returning to the 
scene of his duties, and upon his arrival devoted himself earnestly 
and successfully to their discharge. 

He established his residence at the town of New Milford, in 
Litchfield County, Conn., and to that place, where his memory is 
still cherished, and his good deeds remembered, the greater portion 
of his Christian labors was devoted. He gave, however, an abund- 
dant share of his time and effort to the other churches of Litchfield 
County, visiting and holding service in each of them in turn, and no 
incident of his pastoral life was more gratifying than the call he 
received to take charge of the church at Litchfield, which had been 

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founded by his venerable grandfather. This circumstance is told in 
the following extract from the records of St Michael's Church, 
Litchfield, Conn. 

"After 1763 the charge of the parish devolved upon the Rev, 
Thomas Davies, son of John Davies, Jr., and grandson of the first 
John Davies. John Davies, Jr., came to this country in 1745, and 
this son with him. Thomas Davies graduated at Yale in 1758, 
ordained Priest and Deacon in England in 1761, appointed Mis- 
sionary to Litchfield County, September 14, 1761, became minister 
of this Church on the resignation of Mr. Palmer about 1763. He 
was said to be an eloquent preacher." * * * 

He was widely known, and highly esteemed, and during the 
brief period of his active and useful life was a prominent and influ« 
ential man in the churches and towns to which he was called by the 
duties of his profession. He was a man of fine presence and pre- 
possessing appearance, as can be seen to-day from a portrait of him 
now in the possession of his grandson, William A. Davies, Esq., of 
Poughkeepsie. * * * 

Though his early death, which occurred in his thirtieth year, 
took him from the world before he attained the maturity of his 
powers, the writings he left show him to have been a man of learn- 
ing and vigorous mind. He is said to have appeared to great 
advantage in the pulpit, his delivery having been eloquent and 
forcible, and his manner most pleasing. His sermons were thought- 
ful and interesting, and in their composition showed a refinement of 
language and elegance of expression, as well as scholarship, far in 
advance of the generality of the clergy of that period. 

He also possessed considerable poetical talent, and some of his 

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efforts in this branch of literature that have been preserved are of 
more than ordinary merit and well deserve the attention of the 
reader. 

A memoir of him containing a collection of his sermons and verses 
was prepared by the Rev, Solomon G. Hitchcock, of Litchfield 
County, and published at New Haven in 1843, ^^d g^ves many 
interesting details of his life and much information concerning his 
family. The local histories also refer to him at considerable length, 
and he was highly thought of and greatly respected by those among 
whom he lived. On April i, 1762, within a year after his return 
from England, he married Mary Hervey, the daughter of Joel 
Hervey, of Sharon, Conn., and a son and daughter were the issue 
of this marriage.*^ 

He was a devout Christian and a zealous and successful minister 
of the faith to which the service of his life was given, and he gave 
well-founded expectations of eminence in his calling, and of future 
influence and power in the Church. 

All things appeared united to insure his welfare and prosperity, 
when he was suddenly stricken down by a disease of the lungs, and 
after a brief illness expired on the 12th day of May, 1766. ' His 
death was deeply felt and sincerely mourned by the numerous flock 
to which he ministered in the several churches that were in his 
charge, and was regarded as a severe blow to the influence and 
strength of the Episcopal communion in the colony. His remains 
were laid in the burial-ground of New Milford, where his home had 
been, and a tablet with the following inscription was erected to his 
memory : 

To the memory of the Rev. Thomas Davies, a faithful servant of Jesas 

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Christ, an active and worthy Missionary from the Venerable Society in England, 
who departed this life May ii, 1766, in the thirtieth year of his age. He met 
death with the greatest Christian fortitude, being supported by the rational hope 
of a blessed immortality. 

''The sweet remembrance of the just 
Does flourish when he sleeps in dust" 

"Vita bene acta jucundissima est recordado." 

He left surviving his widow, Mary Hervcy Davies, and two 
children, William and Charlotte. 



Wiillivim gavijes. 

William, a son of John Davies (2) and Mary Powell, his second 
wife, was born in England on January 29th, 1744, and with his two 
elder brothers, John and Thomas, was brought to America by his 
father in the year 1745, ^^^ l^^t there with his grandparents, while 
his father returned to England. His childhood and early life 
were passed at the family home at Davies Hollow, in Litchfield 
County. Little can be learned of his career except what is gathered 
from the public records, and from these it appears that he received 
some lands from his grandfather and from his father, in Davies Hol- 
low, and also acquired a considerable tract of land in the adjoining 
town of Kent. From the descriptive clause in a deed made by him 
in the year 1774 he seems to have then resided in that town. 

He was an active supporter of the royal cause during the Revo- 
lution, and sufFered the usual penalties imposed on those who took 

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that side in the controversy. The following proceedings were had 
against his person and estate in the courts of Litchfield County : 

At a County Court holden at Litchfield, within and for the County of 
Litchfield, March Term, 1779. 

Selectmen ys. William Davies. 
William Davies, of Washington, in Litchfield County, being duly sum- 
moned to answer an information against him, for going over to and joining the 
enemies of the United States, <S:c., as per writ on file, dated the i8th day of 
February, 1779. This Court having duly enquired into the same by the evi- 
dence produced, do give judgment that all the estate of the said ^^liam Davies 
is forfeited, and to be disposed of as the law directs. — "Records County 
Court," 1779. 

From this record it appears that William Davies had left the 
country, and had openly joined the royal forces, and he does not 
appear to have returned to his home, apprehending probably the 
imprisotunent that had been suffered by his brother John, or the 
penalty of death that his brother David narrowly escaped. 

Another court record is as follows : 

At a Court of Probate held at Litchfield, December 7, 1779. 

Decree made declaring estate of William Davies forfeited to the State of 
Connecticut, he having adhered to the enemies of the country, and appointing 
commissioners to appraise the property. — " Probate Records," Vol. IV., p. 37. 

Soon after the commencement of active hostilities between Great 
Britain and the American colonies, with his wife and four children, 
he took refuge in Canada, as did many other colonists who remained 
faithful to their mother country in the Revolutionary struggle. 

He remained in Canada for the rest of his life, and the only 

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record of him to be found in Connecticut after the time of the war 
is a receipt, filed in the Probate Court of Litchfield County, for a 
legacy bequeathed him by his father's will, which is dated at Wol- 
ford, a town in Canada where he had settled. At this place, now 
known as Easton's Comers, in the Province of Ontario, his life was 
passed. 

It has been found impossible to ascertain the name of his wife 
or the date of his marriage. 

He took with him to Canada four children, three sons and a 
daughter, the latter dying unmarried soon after reaching Canada. 

William Davies, the father, died some time in the year 1815, 
leaving three sons surviving him, William, Powell, bom in 1770, 
and John Henry. 

Wiulttv §amt3. 

Walter, son of John Davies (2) and Mary Powell, his second 
wife, was born in England, June 22, 1747, and when his parents re- 
moved to America, he was left in the charge of friends, and edu- 
cated in England, where he lived until his fifteenth year. 

When his brother, Rev. Thomas Davies, returned to America, 
after ordination as a priest in 1761, he was accompanied by Walter, 
who then first visited his father's home, and appears to have re- 
mained there for a number of years. 

In December, 17749 he was probably married, and had become 
the head of a family, as it appears from the County Records that 
in that month, his father conveyed to him a plot of land in Davies 
Hollow, containing sixteen acres, upon which a dwelling, a barn, 
saw-mill, and grist-mill had been erected. 

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No further record concerning him is found, except that his name 
appears in the list of the members of St. John's Church, which was 
founded by his father, and the congregation organized in 1794. In 
the year 1805 he was undoubtedly at his old home for a time, for in 
the proceedings taken in connection with his father's will, a receipt 
of his is found dated " Washington, March 4, 1805," in which pay. 
ment of a legacy to him is acknowledged. 

He then disappears, and nothing further can be learned of him, 
until in the year 1817 when another record is found, the last in 
which his name occurs. 

On the 20th of February, 18 17, a petition was presented to the 
Probate Court of Litchfield County, which stated, that Walter 
Davies, who at the time of his decease, was a resident of South 
Crosby, in the Province of Upper Canada, had there died intestate, 
leaving lands owned by him situated in the county of Litchfield, and 
praying that an administrator be appointed to sell and distribute the 
proceeds of the estate. 

The petition stated that he left surviving him the following 
named persons, who were entitled to share in the estate, which con- 
sisted of the lands conveyed to Walter Davies, by his father, in the 
year 1774: 

Jemima Davies, his widow ; the children, not named, of a de- 
ceased daughter, Jemima Merrick ; two daughters, married, Anne 
Bissell, and Mary Ripley ; one son, Walter Davies. 

A decree of the Court was made, appointing Peter Powell, a con- 
nection by marriage, of the family, administrator, and ordering a 
sale and distribution of the property. — Records Probate Court, Vol. 
10, pp. 536, 554, 672. 

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No information can be had of the history or fortunes of this 
branch of the family subsequent to the death of Walter Davies, after 
which event all traces of his descendants are lost. It was generally 
believed that his son, Walter, died young, leaving no children. 

fSiitUtvint Sanies. 

Catherine, a daughter of John Davies (2) and Mary Powell, his 
second wife, was born at her father's home in Connecticut, July 20 » 
175 1, and was married to Nathaniel Bos worth, of Washington, Conn., 
on the 2d day of April, 1780. She lived for many years in this town, 
of which her husband was selectman for the years from 1790 to 
1793, and reared a family of children, remaining there until after 
1807, as in that year she gives a receipt for her legacy under the 
will of her father, dated at Washington. No trace of this family can 
now be found in the town of Washington, and as stated in the life of 
Rev. Thomas Davies, it emigrated to the State of New York, and 
Mrs. Bos worth had died there prior to 1843. 

"gliznbcfh aauits. 

Elizabeth Davies, daughter of John Davies (2) and Mary Powell, 
his second wife, was born at her father's home in Connecticut, 

July 3t 1753- 

Of her nothing can be found beyond a statement made concern- 
ing her, in the Life of the Rev. Thomas Davies, that she was married 
to a Mr. Howard, and died in the State of New York in the year 
183 1. She is referred to by her married name in her father's will, 
under which a legacy was left to her, and she gave a receipt for this 
dated " Washington, November 12, 1804." 

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Anna, a daughter of John Davies (2) and Mary Powell, his 
second wife, was bom at her father's home in Connecticut, Novem- 
ber 18, 1755, She was married to John Sperry, presumably of the town 
of Washington, as she appears to have resided there in the year 
1803, when she gave a receipt for a legacy from her father, dated at 
that place. 

The Life of the Rev. Thomas Davies is authority for the state- 
ment, that the latter part of her life was passed, and that she died, at 
Camden, in the State of New York, and nothing further can be now 
learned of her family or history. 

James John, a son of John Davies (2) and his second wife, Mary 
Powell, was born at his father's home in Connecticut on the 31st 
day of December, 1757, and grew to manhood at that place. He 
seems to have shared the loyal sympathies of his family, and to have 
taken an active part in the contest between the Crown and its re- 
volted subjects, by joining the English forces. 

In the indictment found against his elder brother, John Davies, 
it is charged, that he " did wickedly and unlawfully use his influence 
to persuade and induce James Davies, of Litchfield, to join, comfort 
and assist, the enemies of the United States of America, in levying 
and carrying on war agrainst the said States," and as we have 
seen, while James was engaged in executing these treasonable de- 
signs, John vicariously sufiered for his offence in Litchfield Jail. 

James John Davies seems to have joined and comforted the ene- j 

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mies of the United States, and assisted in carrying on war against 
them, without suffering any personal injury, and after the close of 
the war is found again living in Davies Hollow, where the remainder 
of a life, thenceforward quiet, and unmarked by any event of im- 
portance, was passed. It is learned from the records of St John's 
Church that he was active in organizing, and a zealous member, and 
officer of, the Church. 

He died on the 25th of December, 183 1, aged seventy-three years, 
and his body was placed in the family burial-ground at Davies 
Hollow. 

His wife Lucretia, daughter of the Rev. Nathaniel Bartlett, of 
Redding, Conn., survived him until November nth, 1843, when her 
death occurred, and she was buried by her husband's side. No 
children were bom from this marriage. 

5atJttX SatJics. 

David, a son of John Davies (2) and his second wife, Mary 
Powell, was born at his father s home in Connecticut, on the I4tb 
day of March, 1759, ^^^ his early life was passed there without in- 
cident or adventure, until the breaking out of the Revolutionary 
War, in which conflict, he with the other members of his family, 
supported the cause of England, and suffered personally for his 
loyal conduct. 

In 1777 the English held possession of the city of New York, 
and the surrounding country, and in April of that year a body of 
troops was sent upon an expedition against the town of Danbury, in 
Connecticut, which was plundered and destroyed, notwithstanding 

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the efforts of the local militia, which was collected, and skirmished 
boldly but ineffectually with the invaders during their advance upon 
the town, and their retreat. Before this movement was begun, and 
evidently with the intention of assisting in it, a young man of the 
name of Daniel Griswold, a native of Litchfield, who previously 
had joined the English Army, came secretly to Litchfield, and there 
recruited for the British service a party of eleven young men, all of 
the town of Litchfield, and all members of the Episcopal Church, 
with whom he set out to join the British troops that were on their 
way to Danbury. They were attacked while on their march, by a 
party of the militia, and two of their number being killed, the rest 
were captured and taken to the town of Derby, where they were 
tried by a Court Martial on the charge of treason. All were found 
gfuilty, and Griswold was hanged, while the others, among whom 
was David Davies, were, as is related in Kilbourne's History of 
Litchfield, pardoned, upon their enlisting in the Continental Army 
for the War. David Davies in some manner succeeded in escaping 
a service that would have been repugnant to his loyal feelings, and 
his name is not found in the lists of the Connecticut soldiers who 
served on the patriotic side in the Revolution. Nothing can be now 
learned of his history during the remainder of the war, but it is 
generally believed, that he made another and more successful effort 
to join the British forces, and served with them during a part, if not 
all of the war. He, however, returned safely to his home after the 
war had ended, and some time in the year 1783 married Sarah Peet, 
and made his home in Davies Hollow, among his many relatives who 
occupied that spot. He appears to have been a good Churchman, 
and took part in organizing and building the Episcopal Church of 

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St. John's, at Davies Hollow, and for many years acted as its Treas- 
urer. In the year 1815 he was one of a Committee, under the direc- 
tion of which, the Church building was removed to the town of 
Washington, and rebuilt on the site which it now occupies. 

His father, John Davies (2), left to his numerous children, lega- 
cies of money, for the payment of which a sale of his property 
would have been required, and by a subsequent clause in the will 
directed, that in case his son, David Davies, should so elect, and 
would pay the several legacies that were so bequeathed, he should 
take all the real estate which the testator might own at the time of 
his death, after the expiration of a life estate therein left to the 
widow. 

David Davies made his choice to take his father's property upon 
these conditions, and as appears by the records of the Court of Pro- 
bate, paid off the various legacies to his brothers and sisters, but 
the course he pursued does not seem to have resulted to his ad- 
vantage. 

He continued to live at the old family home until the close of his 
life, but does not appear to have prospered in a worldly sense, as he 
left no estate at his death, which occurred on the 23d of January, 
1834. His wife had previously died on the 4th day of March, 1831, 
and their remains lie side by side, in the burial ground of the 
family. 

David Davies was the last of the descendants of John Davies, 
the elder, to be buried at Davies Hollow, and at his death, the small 
remnant he possessed of the lands that ninety-nine years before had 
been acquired and settled by his grandfather, passed from his family, 
to the possession of strangers. 

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In these years, and within the lives of three generations, this 
numerous and at one time opulent, prosperous, and influential 
family, had lost every possession that had descended to its members, 
and not an acre of the estate which the founder of the family had 
hoped would perpetuate his name, and provide for his posterity, 
remained to any of the name of Davies. The family itself, which 
for many years had lived so closely clustered around the original 
homestead, was now scattered over the United States and Canada, 
and the different branches of it were widely separated under cir- 
cumstances that rendered a reunion of them impossible. But one 
tie remains to connect them with the spot that had been their fore- 
fathers' home, and that is the grateful memory of the pious zeal and 
benevolence of John Davies, the elder, and his son, who gave so 
freely and so wisely for the honor and worship of their God, that 
their names and their good deeds are to-day affectionately remem- 
bered in the hearts of those who frequent the churches their bounty 
provided. 

David Davies left surviving him a daughter, Sarah, and a son, \ 

Samuel. t 

12 ^wcUel gatJijcs. 

Rachel, daughter of John Davies (2) and his second wife, Mary t 

Powell, was born at her father's home in Connecticut on August 20, ] 

1761, and her early life was passed in that place. ! 

Some years before her father's death she became the wife of \ 

James McDonald, of Watertown, Conn., and for a time lived in that | 

town, of which she was a resident until after the year 1802, during j 

which a receipt for a legacy under her father's will was given, ] 

which is dated at Watertown. ] 

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After this date she removed with her husband to the town of 
Lyons, in western New York, where she died some time in the 
Autumn of 1847, ^S^^ eighty-six years, and was buried in the ceme- 
tery of St. Peter's Church, Auburn, N. Y. 

She left surviving her a son, Dennis McDonald, also a resident 
of Lyons, N. Y., and for many years warden of Grace Church, in 
that town. 

(SltOVQt §}XViZ3. 

George, a son of John Davies (2), was born at his father's home 
in Connecticut, February 12th, 1764, and lived there until about the 
year 1800. He was too young to take any part in political aCFairs 
during the Revolution, and the first mention of him is found in the 
records of St John's Church, of which he was a member from the 
time of the foundation in 1794. 

He was one of the Executors and a legatee under his father's 
will, but the estate passing to David Davies, under one of the con- 
ditions of the will, as related in the memoir of the latter, George 
Davies was not called upon to act 

In the year 1800 or 1801 he removed to the town of Oswegat- 
chie, in northern New York, and at that place, in the year 1802, 
received, and gave a receipt for his legacy, under the will of his 
father. 

He subsequently removed to the town of Lansdowne, in Canada, 
and at this time nothing further is known of his personal history. 

He died August 17th, 1826, and left a son, George C. Davies, and 
another son, name unknown, whose son is the Rev. Henry W. 
Davies, D. D., of Toronto, Canada. 

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Thomas, the youngest son of John Davies (2) and Mary Powell, 
was born at his father's home in Connecticut, on the 31st day of 
May, 1766. His birth occurred shortly after the decease of his elder 
brother, the Rev, Thomas Davies, who died on the 12th of May of 
the same year, and his parents wishing to preserve the name of the 
son they had lost, caused the newly-born infant to be baptized with 
the name of Thomas. His youth, during the period of the War of 
the Revolution, prevented exposure to the dangers through which 
his elder brothers had gone, and he was able to begin his man- 
hood under the new form of Government that followed the war, 
unhampered by the prejudices or hostile feelings that necessarily 
result from long continued political differences. 

He early selected the profession of medicine as the occupation of 
his life, and at sixteen years of age, began his studies under Doctor 
Seth Hastings, of Litchfield county, who was at the time much 
esteemed as a successful physician, and distinguished as a medical 
teacher. The young student applied himself diligently to his studies 
with such good results, that before reaching his majority he was 
admitted to practice, and became a partner of his preceptor. 

He afterwards removed to the town of Sherman, in Fairfield 
county, Conn., where he practiced for two years, until the year 1793, 
when a favorable opportunity occurred to pursue his profession in 
the town of Redding, Conn., and he removed to that place, where 
he soon acquired a large practice, and was held in high esteem as a 
leading and prominent resident He did not content himself with 
the routine practice of medicine, but sought to improve and develop 

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that science, and became widely known as a well informed and able 
master of his profession. He devoted himself especially to the 
obstetrical branch of surgery, in which he was particularly distin- 
guished, and was in this so successful, that during the long period 
of his practice, he is said in this class of cases never to have lost a 
patient. 

He settled permanently at Redding, where actively employed he 
passed a prosperous life, enjoying the respect and confidence of his 
fellow townsmen, and gaining an honorable and deserved reputation 
as a physician, and a citizen. 

His name occurs frequently in the local histories of the places in 
which his life was passed, and all records concur in commending his 
professional ability and personal character, and speak of him in 
terms of high praise. 

He died when sixty-five years of age, a term of life comparatively 
brief for one of his family, on the eleventh day of July, 1831, and his 
name is recorded on the family monument that stands in the old 
burial ground at the home of his youth. 

He was married on the 26th day of February, 1789, to Hannah 
Crissey. He left surviving him his widow and two children ; 
Maria, who married Jonathan R. Sanford, and a son, Thomas Fred- 
erick ; his third child, Nancy, died an infant. 



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Thomas John, the only son of John Davies (3), was born at Davies 
Hollow, in the month of November, 1767, and was therefore by 
birth a British subject, but too young during the Revolutionary war 
to be exposed to the dangers that attended other members of his 
family in that period. 

His early life was spent at his father's home, and he obtained 
there an education better than that generally given to young men of 
the day. His grandfather supervised his mental development, and 
nurtured in the grandson a taste for learning, and appreciation of 
literature, of a character that the older man had retained from his 
early days at Oxford. 

As did the rest of the family, he took some land, and established 
his first home in Davies Hollow, and on the 29th of December, 1792, 
was married to Ruth Foote, daughter of Captain John Foote, of 
Watertown, Conn., with whom he lived happily for fifty-three 
years. 

He, as all his family had been, was in religious faith an Episco- 
palian, and the records of St. John's Church state that on the 
twenty-ninth of August, 1796, he was elected to the office of 
Chorister. 

In the year 1798, as has been told in the history of his father, he 
met with reverses in business, losing nearly all that he possessed, and 
having no wealth to expect from inheritance, and his experience 
having given him a distaste for business, he determined to follow the 
example of his great grandfather, and find in a new country a home, 

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and as he hoped a brighter future than he could expect in Connec- 
ticut. 

With this intention, he collected the wreck that remained of his 
property, and purchased as his future residence, a tract of six hun- 
dred acres of land, on the shore of Black Lake, in St Lawrence 
County, N. Y., about nine miles southwest from the present city 
of Ogdensburg. He visited the place alone, some time in 1799, and 
haying completed his purchase, built a house and made preparations 
to receive his family, he returned to Connecticut, and in the winter 
of 1800, with his family, then consisting of his wife and three chil- 
dren, started on his journey for their new home, carrying with them 
household furniture, supplies, and all things required for permanent 
establishment. The winter season was chosen for the journey, as at 
that time alone, when snow was on the ground, could the heavy 
loads that accompanied the travelers, be drawn through the wilder- 
ness, in which, for the greater part of the distance, they were com- 
pelled to find their way. 

Their journey was completed in six weeks, with some hardship, 
but no suffering or accident, a distance that the traveler of to-day 
passes over in less than twelve hours with ease, and if he so wishes 
during his unbroken sleep. Before the spring of 1801 opened 
the family was settled in the home that was destined to be theirs 
for life. 

The prospect of the future was not at first encouraging, for the 
country about them was an unbroken wilderness, and no civilized 
neighbors were to be found, except at the then small village of 
Ogdensburg, nine miles away. A band of Indians had their en- 
campment a short distance from the farm, and while they proved to 

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be harmless for the few years that they remained in the neighbor- 
hood, their presence invited caution, and caused some natural ap- 
prehension. The home of the family was a large log house contain- 
ing five rooms, that had been built the previous year, and for many 
years it afibrded shelter and comfort, until increasing prosperity 
permitted the construction of the spacious and commodious build- 
ing that replaced it and that now stands on the shore of the Lake, 
the home of some of the descendants of those who first settled in 
that spot 

Mr. Davies was gifted with high courage, and great energy, and 
vigorously began the work of improving and cultivating his lands. 
His ground had been well chosen, and when cleared proved very 
productive, and in a few years he possessed a fertile and well stocked 
farm, a comfortable dwelling, and was able to provide amply for 
all the wants of himself and his increasing family. 

He was not content to bound his life by the limits of his own 
lands, and remain only a successful cultivator of the soil, but he 
mingled freely with those about him, and soon became an influential 
and prominent citizen. In those days St. Lawrence County was a 
favorite point for emigration from the Eastern States, and it rapidly 
grew to be a thriving and populous community, in which Mr. Davies 
bore a leading part 

He took an active interest in politics and throughout his life was 
a consistent and earnest Democrat, and had much power and influ- 
ence in his party. 

For ten years with ability and to the satisfaction of the public, 
he held the office of Sheriff of St. Lawrence County, and subse- 
quently served for several years as County Judge, which position 

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he filled with credit to himself, and exhibited a knowledge of his 
duties, that was remarkable in one who had not been educated in 
the profession of law. 

His family consisted of four sons, and two daughters, who all in- 
herited his energy, and activity of mind and body, and also ac- 
quired from their youth spent in the woods and fields, and from 
the exercise incident to a country life, an exceptional physical de- 
velopment. 

In their education and future prospects in life their father took 
great interest, and spared no pains or cost to secure them every ad- 
vantage within his power to obtain. His eldest son, John, whose in- 
clinations were for a country life, he destined to be, as he was, his 
successor on the farm at Black Lake. 

Two sons, Charles and Thomas, as they reached the proper age, 
were successively sent to the United States Military Academy at 
West Point, where they graduated with honor, and after serving for 
some years in the Army, became successful men in their subsequent 
careers. Another son, Henry, was sent from home at the age of 
fourteen, to secure a better education than could be there obtained, 
and to be trained for the profession of the law, which was the 
occupation of his life, and in which he became eminent 

The daughters both married well, one becoming the wife of a 
prominent citizen of Ogdensburg, and the other uniting herself to 
one of the most successful and prosperous manufacturers of 
Waterbury, Conn. 

Before the year 1830, at which time he was less than sixty-five 
years of age, Mr. Davies had lived to see all his children not only 
independent but well established in life, each then possessed of a 

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coTTipetence, and all with prospects of future fortune that have 
since been realized, and was able with satisfaction, to retire from the 
more active pursuits of life, and pass the remainder of his days in 
well-deserved repose and ease. 

Retaining his home at Black Lake, he committed the entire 
charge and direction of his affairs to his eldest son, and was then 
able to fully indulge his tastes for literature and social amusement, 
and to enjoy the pleasures of travel, and change of scene for which 
the frequent visits he made to his children, in the homes they had 
selected, gave him opportunity. He thus tranquilly passed the even- 
ing of his days, cheered by the companionship of the faithful wife, 
who had shared the misfortunes of his early life, had braved with 
him the dangers and trials of their first settlement in a wilderness, 
and lived to share his later prosperity, loved and honored by the 
children whom he had educated and prepared to hold an honorable 
position in the world, and esteemed and respected by all who knew 
him as a public-spirited, benevolent, and upright citizen. 

He died sincerely mourned by his family and friends, on the i8th 
day of April, 1845, in the seventy-eighth year of his age. He was 
buried in his own grounds on the shore of Black Lake, and his tomb 
is marked by a lofty obelisk, erected by his son. Gen. Thomas A. 
Davies, as a family memorial. 

He left surviving him his wife, Ruth Foote Davies, who died 
September 21st, 1852, and his children, named as follows : Belvidere, 
wife of George Ranney ; John Foote, Charles, Henry E., Thomas 
Alfred, and Eunice Ruth. 



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Elizabeth, daughter of John Davies (3) and his wife, Eunice 
Hotchkiss, was born at the family home in 1763, and in her youth 
shared the trials her parents endured during the Revolutionary 
War. 

In her case, however, the feelings of hostility to the opposite 
party were not lasting, for she chose as her husband, an officer of 
the Continental Army, Capt David Judson, to whom she was 
married February 28th, 1784. He was a prominent citizen of the 
town of Washington, Conn., a graduate of Yale College, and as has 
been said, was a Captain during the Revolution on the American 
side. He was subsequently General of the State Militia, and served 
as Selectman, and as Representative in the Legislature ot Con- 
necticut for the town of Washington. 

This family removed to Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, 
N. Y., in the year 1806, and there settled on a farm near that of Mrs. 
Judson's brother, Thomas John Davies. Here Mrs. Judson lived 
until her death in June, 1850, having survived her husband, who 
died in 18 18, thirty-two years. 

She left a large family of children (twelve) whose names will be 
found in the record of the Fifth Generation. 

gttuicc Dilutes* 

Eunice, daughter of John Davies (3) and Eunice Hotchkiss, his 
wife, was born at her father*s home and resided there until her mar- 
riage with Peter Powell, of the town of Washington, Conn., on the 
24th of March, 1793. She lived with her husband in that town for 

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many years. He died there some time in the year 1830, and her 
death occurred some ten years later. 

There were three children of this marriage, Peter W., Harriet 
and Elsie R. 

Esther, daughter of John Davies (3), was born at her father's 
home in the year 1773, and resided there until she was married to 
her cousin, Dr. Powell Davies, of Canada, the second son of William 
Davies (5). 

In the year 1806, she, with her husband, removed to Edwards- 
ville, St. Lawrence County, State of New York, and the remainder 
of their lives was passed in that place. 

She died there on the 28th of June, 1840, at the age of sixty-seven 
years, having survived her husband five years, leaving three chil- 
dren who are more fully referred to in the record of her husband's 
life. 

19 ^SaiillUim 3atJics* 

William, the only son of the Rev. Thomas Davies and Mary 
Hervey, his wife, was born on the 21st day of March, 1763^ at New 
Milford, Conn., where his father, the Rector of the Episcopal Church 
at that place, was then residing. He was deprived of this parent 
two years after his birth, and was brought up and educated by his 
mother. 

At an early age he removed to the town of Amenia, in the 
eastern part of Dutchess County, N. Y., and there engaged in raer- 
cantile business, which he pursued for some twenty years with great 
diligence, and from which he realized a considerable fortune. 

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While living* in Amenia and thus engaged, he married Miss Polly 
Leach, of that town, on the 23d day of January, 1787, with whom he 
lived happily until her death, which occurred July 23rd, 18 14: 

At the beginning of the present century Mn Davies determined 
to withdraw from active business in the town of Amenia, and clos- 
ing up his afiairs in that place, he removed to the town of Pough- 
keepsie, in the same county, which he adopted as his future home, 
and where he passed the remainder of his life. 

. He did not resume the business that had engaged his attention 
while in Amenia, but seeing that the town to which he had removed 
gave promise of future growth and prosperity, which has since been 
realized, he invested the capital he brought with him in the pur- 
chase of lands, within and adjacent to the limits of Poughkeepsie. 

This property he prudently and skillfully improved, and the in- 
vestments he made, increased by his e£Forts, and assisted by the 
growth of the town, soon gave him excellent returns, and ultimately 
produced for him an ample fortune, which was inherited by his 
children. 

His life was through its long extent, uniformly and progressively 
prosperous, and singularly free from the vicissitudes that frequently 
mark the careers of those who are the makers of their own fortunes. 

He was remarkable for a clear, sound judgment, which he al- 
ways used in his plans and undertakings. He avoided all rash 
speculations, and made no efforts to obtain extravagant returns from 
his investments, but was content to secure such moderate recom- 
pense as is sure to follow the exercise of industry, perseverance and 
patience, directed by foresight and prudence, and his course, guided 
by these principles, was one of assured and uninterrupted success. 

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For the long period of sixty years that he lived in the town of 
of Poughkeepsie, he was one of the most prominent and respected 
citizens of the place, and was distinguished for the excellence of 
his character, his public spirit and benevolence. He would never 
consent to accept public office, but in every other way promoted 
the welfare of the community, and the prosperity of the town, and 
his fellow citizens. 

He possessed to the fullest extent, the interest in and devotion to 
the Episcopal Church, that had been so prominent a characteristic 
of his ancestors, and throughout his long life, was a faithful and ear- 
nest member of that church, and contributed largely of his wealth, 
his personal effort, and his influence, to advance its interests, and 
add to its resources. 

The following extract from the sermon preached by the Rev. 
Samuel Buel, of Christ Church, on the occasion of his funeral, most 
fully and feelingly describes his character and work as a Christian 
and a churchman : 

" I do but express what is known to all of the congregation that worships in these 
courts, what all cheerfully accord to him, when I say, that of the parish to which he 
belonged he was a fast and a liberal friend. No undertaking was set on foot for the 
welfare of the parish, or its support, or the improvement of anything connected with 
it, to which he did not make the largest offerings that were given — and give them too 
with gladness and cheerfulness. In all the history of the parish — in its edifices, in 
every effort that has been made for its maintenance, or its benefit, there are memen- 
toes of him ; and in its memory he ought ever freshly to live. 

" In his place in the house of God ; in his place at the table of the Lord ; in all our 
associated effort ; he will be missed— and none so much as he, because none so long 
as he, has been the ever-ready, ever-liberal servant of God and his Church, in this 
portion of the Lord's vineyard. His deeds here certainly bear witness to the truth and 
reality of his devotion to Christ and the Church." 

A life that is so described could not but be as happy as it was 

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prosperous, and it was prolonged for the great period of ninety-four 
years, when at last on the 7th day of February, 1857, Mr. Davies de- 
parted this life, loved, lamented and honored, by many friends and 
his surviving family. His body was buried in the Episcopal Ceme- 
tery at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

He married first Polly Leach, January 23rd, 1787, and by her be- 
came the father of two sons, who survived him : Thomas Leach 
Davies, William Augustus Davies; and a daughter, Charlotte 
Davies. 

Mrs. Polly Leach Davies died July 23rd, 18 14, and Mr. Davies 
married for his second wife, Mrs. Maria Foote, of Poughkeepsie, 
December 31st, 18 14. She died November i8th, 181 5, leaving an 
infant son, who survived her six months, and Mr. Davies married 
thirdly Miss Alice Antill, April i8th, 18 18. She survived him, 
dying June 25th, 1870, and leaving no issue. 

Charlotte, only daughter of the Rev. Thomas Davies and Mary 
Hervey, his wife, was born at New Milford, Conn., February 12th, 
1765, and on March 27th, 1783, was married to Jonathan Burrall, of 
Canaan, Conn., at which place she died on June 23rd, 1785, leaving 
two sons surviving her, one named Thomas Davies Burrall, here- 
after mentioned, and another whose name is not now known, and 
who died young, leaving no issue. 

William, the eldest son of William Davies (5), with his father 
emigrated to Canada, and passed his life at Easton's Corners, where 

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he possessed and cultivated a farm. He had a family of nine chil- 
dren, of whom but three were living in the year 1889, and it has not 
been possible to obtain information concerning them or their parents 
beyond the fact that a son, John C. Davies, who was born in the 
year 18 19, was one of those who survived, and resided during his 
life at Easton*s Comers. 



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Powell, the second son of William Davies (5), was born in Con- 
necticut some time in the year 1770, taken to Canada when a child 
by his father, and there passed his boyhood and youth. Upon 
reaching maturity he returned to his birthplace and there married 
his cousin, Esther Davies (iS), some time before the year i8oo. 

In 1806 he removed with his family to Edwardsville, St Law- 
rence County, New York, and there settled in a home which he 
occupied continuously during his life. 

He had been educated as a physician, and successfully practiced 
his profession in that place for thirty years. 

He died March i8th, 1835, and was buried at Edwardsville, 
and the body of his wife was after her death, in 1840, laid by 
his side. 

Two tombstones, erected in memory of him and his wife by his 
son Frederick, are standing in the village cemetery at Edwardsville. 

He left three children, a son, Frederick, and two daughters, 
whose names cannot be learned, all of whom are believed to have 
died without issue. 

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24 



25 



26 



^tthU gCttVS §aMi«S* 

John H., the youngest son of William Davies (5), was bom in 
Connecticut, and, going with his father and family to Canada when 
a child, passed his life in that country. 

But little can be found concerning his life and history beyond 
the facts that he lived and died at Easton's Corners, leaving three 
children, one, a son, Charles H. Davies, who died young at Ogdens- 
burg, N. Y., without issue, and two daughters, whose names are 
unknown. 

Jemima, a daughter of Walter Davies (6), lived and died in 
Canada, and there married a man of the name of Merrick, as 
appears from the probate proceedings had in connection with a 
portion of her father's estate in Litchfield, Conn. Nothing else is 
known concerning hen 



Anne, a daughter of Walter Davies (6), calls for no further 
record than that given above of her sister Jemima, She married a 
husband of the name of BisselL 



ptarg §nvit3. 

Of Mary, a daughter of Walter Davies (6), nothing is known 
beyond the name of her husband, Ripley. 

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Winlttv §;xvits. 

The only son of Walter Davies (6), concerning whom nothing 
can be learned. 



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Sarah Davies, daughter of David Davies and Sarah Peet, was born 
at her father's home September 17th, 1784, and was married on the 
9th of April, 18 12, to I. Lewis Smith, of Washington, Conn. They re- 
sided for some years in this town, where two sons were bom to 
them : John Davies Smith and Frederick Lewis Smith. 

After the birth of these children no further information of the 
family can be gained, except the general impression in their neigh- 
borhood that they had moved West, a trace too indefinite to be 
followed up. 

Samuel, son of David Davies, and his wife, Sarah Peet, was bom 
at his father's home December 3rd, 1786, and resided there until the 
death of the latter in 1834. 

His father's estate not proving sufficient to meet the claims 
against it, was sold, and Samuel Davies removed to the adjoining 
town of Kent, where the remainder of his life was passed. 

He married Eunice Judd, of Watertown, Conn., June — , 1813, 
and by her had two sons. 

He died at Kent, Conn., and left surviving him his sons : David 

W. and Henry F. Davies. 

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31 



32 



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Son of Rachel Davies (12), resided at Lyons, N. Y., and for 
many years was a warden of Grace Church in that town. 

(Stovtit (&. gawics. 

A son of George Davies (13). Nothing is known of his history. 

ptaria ^Kvits. 

Maria, a daughter of Thomas Davies, M. D. (14), was born in the 
town of Sherman, Fairfield County, Conn., in 1791. She became 
the wife of Jonathan R. Sanford and lived until the year 1869. 

Sttffmas ^rfijderijcli ga»ijc& 

Thomas Frederick, son of Dr. Thomas Davies, and Hannah 
Crissey, his wife, was bom in Redding, Conn., on the 24th day of 
August, 1793. He was prepared for college by the Rev. David Ely, 
D.D., at Huntington, Conn., entered Yale College in 1809, and 
graduated in 181 3, under the Presidency of the Rev. Timothy 
Dwight, D.D. 

The influences that surrounded him during his school and college 
days, were hostile to the Church of his fathers, and the result was 
that under the tuition of Doctor Dwight, young Davies became a 
member, and subsequently a minister, of the Congregational com- 
munion. 

He was first settled in 18 17, as successor to his old master, the 
Rev. Dr. Ely, in Huntington, Conn. His health failing, he removed 

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in 1 8 19 to New Haven, where in connection with some of the 
Faculty of Yale College and other men of influence, he founded, 
and became the first editor of a monthly religious journal known as 
The Christian Spectator. His only other pastoral charge was 
from the years 1829 to 1839, when he presided over the Con- 
gregational Church of Green's Farms, then in the town of Fairfield, 
now Westport, Conn. 

In 1839 he removed to New Haven to superintend the education 
of his sons, and was debarred by delicate health during the remain- 
der of his days from undertaking any professional labors. 

He was possessed of very superior intellectual g^fts, of accurate 
scholarship, of refined and courtly manners, and of the highest char- 
acter as a Christian and a gentleman. 

He died at the house of his daughter, Mrs. Adams, in Westport, 
Conn., February i6th, 1865, in the seventy^econd year of his age. 

He was married February 24th, 181 7, to Julia Sanford, of Red- 
ding. Conn., and became the father of four children, three of whom 
survived him. The death of his wife occurred June 8th, 1858. 

His children were: Mary Sanford, wife of the late Ebenezer 
R. Adams, of Westport; Julia Sanford, who died unmarried at 
New Haven, September 13th, 1846; Lemuel Sanford and Thomas 
Frederick. 



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ififtlt 'Scujcratioiu 



84 



gjclMfifljcrc ^nvUs. 



Belvidere Davies, the eldest child of Thomas John Davies, was 
bom at her father's home in Connecticut, January 4th, 1794, and in 
the year 1800 went with her parents, when they removed from 
Connecticut, to St. Lawrence County, N. Y. 

Her early life was passed at her father's home at Black Lake, 
until her marriage with George Ranney, Esq., of Ogdensburg, 
some time in the year 1820. 

The remainder of her life was spent in Ogdensburg, where she 
always resided with her husband. He died some time in the year 
1857, ^^^ ti^s widow continued to live at her home in that place 
until her death, which occurred August 6, 1870. 

There were no children of this marriage. 



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fotm ^00tje §ixvits. 



John Foote Davies, the eldest son of Thomas John Davies, was 
born at his fathers home in Connecticut, May 2d, 1796, and when a 
child but four years old, accompanied his parents in their winter's 
journey to their new home in St. Lawrence County, and grew to 
manhood at Black Lake. He received the usual education afforded 
by the schools of that day, and interested himself in agriculture 
and soon acquired the information needed to fit him for the conduct 
and management of a large farm. 

An agreement among the members of the family was early made 
and carried out, that the elder brother should remain always at the 
homestead, and care and provide for his parents in their decline of 

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life, inheriting after their decease the family property, while the 
younger sons should go out in the world, and there unaided strive 
for fortune. 

This arrangement was adhered to by all, and at his father's death, 
Mr. John F. Davies took possession of his estate, and for all his life 
continued to live at Black Lake. 

On the 4th day of July, 1819, he was married to Almeda Giffen, 
of St Lawrence County, with whom he lived happily for the long 
period of sixty-nine years, her death preceding his but a few weeks. 
Three children, one son and two daughters, were bom to them, two 
of whom survived their parents. 

There is but little to tell, in relating the story of a life such as 
that passed by the subject of this sketch. The means and assured 
position in life of his father, and the family arrangement made as to 
his inheritance, saved him from any efforts or struggles in early life. 
The property that was to be his came to him in the natural course 
of events, and his future was provided for without labor or effort on 
his part, and in the same way his whole life was passed quietly, 
peacefully, and unmarked by any striking events. 

He was securely provided for against possible calamity, safe from 
the sufferings of want, or the temptations of wealth, and thoroughly 
content with the modest but sufficient share of fortune that fell to 
his lot. He passed a long, tranquil, and happy life, living to the 
great age of ninety-two years, and being then called to mourn the 
death of the wife who had so long been his companion on earth, he 
felt that his own end had come, and in a short time after that event, 
on the 1st day of May, iS38, he passed peacefully away surrounded 
by his family and friends. 

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His body was interred beside that of his father, and other mem- 
bers of the immediate family, at Black Lake. 

He left surviving him his only son, William Henry Davies, and 
a daughter, Belvidere Davies, wife of Joel Chandler Houghton; 
another daughter, Mary Foote Davies, wife of George F. Clark, had 
previously died. 



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CTincvIcs 3itxiics, ?X.3. 

Charles Davies, the second son of Thomas John Davies, was 
born at his father's Connecticut home, January 22d, 1798, and while 
very young was taken by his parents to Black Lake, N. Y. He 
shared the privations which they contended with as early settlers in 
a new country, and grew to be a strong and hearty lad of active tem- 
perament, and adventurous disposition. Until his fifteenth year he 
had no advantages of education beyond those afforded by the public 
schools in the vicinity of his home, but at that time an opportunity 
was afforded him that secured the proper development of the talents 
he possessed, and opened to him the successful and brilliant career 
that he pursued through life. 

Gen. Swift, Chief of Engineers of the United States Army, 
during the war of 18 12, was on duty on the St. Lawrence frontier, 
and was engaged in superintending the preparations that were being 
made for the defence of Ogdensburg. He formed the acquaintance 
of Mr. Thomas John Davies, then Sheriff of the County. Visiting at 
his home, Gen. Swift saw and became interested in Charles Davies, 
then a boy of some fourteen years, and perceiving that he gave evi- 
dence of talent and ambition, urged his parents to send him to the 

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United States Military Academy at West Point, and personally 
aided in securing his appointment. Charles entered the Academy in 
1814, but was unable to complete the full course, as the pending war 
called for large additions to the force of officers, and on the nth of 
December, 181 5, he was graduated and commissioned as Brevet 
Second Lieutenant of Light Artillery, and served with this rank in 
garrison at the New England Posts. On the 31st ot August, 18 16, 
he was transferred to the Corps of Engineers, with the rank of 
Second Lieutenant which commission he resigned on the ist of 
December, 18 16, to accept a position as Instructor in the U. S. 
Military Academy. With this Institution he remained connected, 
for the period of twenty-one years, serving as Assistant Profes- 
sor of Mathematics, and of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, 
and as Professor of Mathematics. 

While thus occupied he was married to Mary Anne, daughter of 
Jared Mansfield, Lt.-Colonel of U. S. Engineers, and formerly Sur- 
veyor-General of the United States, then serving as a Professor at 
West Point, and the remainder of his life was passed most happily 
with his estimable wife. 

While engaged in the discharge of his duties as Professor of 
Mathematics, he produced and published the earlier volumes of the 
long series of mathematical works which have made his name so 
widely and justly known, and which are still used as the standard 
of Instruction in Mathematics at the Military Academy. In the 
year 1836 his health, which had been much impaired by close atten- 
tion to his duties, and by overwork, required that he should 
for a time abandon active labor. He resigned his position at 
West Point and traveled in Europe, partly for rest and recreation, 

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i and also for the purpose of studying to advantage the latest advances 



of the science in which he was interested, and of investigating the 
best foreign methods of instruction. 

He returned from Europe with his health fully restored, and 
being appointed in 1837 Professor of Mathematics at Trinity Col- 
lege, Hartford, Conn., removed to that city with his family, and re- 
mained there for four years. In the year 1840 he received from 
Geneva College, N. Y., the degree of Doctor of Laws. In the sum- 
mer of 1 841 he served as a member of the Board of Visitors to the 
Military Academy, and on the 17th of November, 1841, was re-ap- 
pointed in the Army, as Paymaster, with the rank of Major, and 
served as such at West Point, until the 30th of September, 1846, 
when he resigned and moved to the City of New York. 

He then took part in founding, in which for a short time he was 

i a partner, the publishing house of A. S. Barnes & Co. It was 
formed for the special purpose of publishing his series of Mathemati- 

I cal Works, at that time used throughout the whole of the United 

States and in great demand. The details of business life he ^ 

found distasteful, and they occupied time that could be more use- | 

fully and agreeably devoted to the pursuits that had become the im- 
portant interests oi his life. He soon withdrew as a partner from 
the firm, making, however, an agreement with it, that the house 

I should in future have the exclusive sale of all works from his pen, 

i either then in existence, or thereafter to be produced, on terms that 

1 satisfied both parties. 

i The making of this contract relieved Professor Davies from fur- 

j ther care as to the publication or circulation of his works, and the 

income thus secured, together with the proceeds of judicious in- 

; ^ 



vestments in the City of New York, secured him an ample income, 
and permitted him to devote his time to literary labors, and to the 
society of his friends. He purchased an attractive country-seat at 
Fishkill^nthe-Hudson, a short distance above West Point, and 
sufficiently near that place to allow him to keep up the friendships 
and associations formed in the many years he had passed there. To 
this residence, he removed from New York in the year 1848, and 
though usually spending the winter seasons in the City of New 
York, he made this place for the remainder of his life his actual 
home. 

In September, 1848, he accepted the position of Professor of 
Mathematics and Philosophy in the University of the City of New 
York, and held that post for a year. 

In 1850, accompanied by his wife and one of his daughters, he 
made a second journey to Europe, and passed six months in travel- 
ling and visiting points of interest. 

In 1857 he was called to the chair of Professor of Higher Mathe- 
matics in Columbia College, in the City of New York, and held that 
position until June, 1865, when upon resigning from active duty he 
was appointed Emeritus Professor, thus honorably closing a career 
of nearly fifty years, passed in teaching and in developing the 
science of which he was an acknowledged master. 

Though retired from active life, his later years were not spent in 
useless ease, but he occupied himself until his death in revising, and 
expanding the various works of which he was the author. 

As this brief record of his life shows, he possessed untiring in- 
dustry, and great energy of character, which united with the native 
vigor of his intellect, assured him success in all he undertook. 

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A striking illustration of these qualities was furnished during 
the period of his Professorship at West Point, when in the vacations 
of the Academy, as a change from the routine of usual duty he 
studied the profession of law to such good purpose, that he passed 
the required examinations, and was in due form admitted to practice. 
As a test of his proficiency he personally conducted in the highest 
courts of the State, and brought to a successful issue, an important 
litigation, but after that he made no further use of this branch of 
learning, his inclination always preferring the study of exact science. 

Though never desiring or holding political office, he always took 
great interest in public affairs, and in the welfare and progress of 
his country. 

A warm personal friendship of many years connected him closely 
with Lieutenant-General Scott, and he made great efforts to secure 
the choice of that distinguished officer as President The result of 
the election that defeated the candidate he favored, was one of the 
severest disappointments of his life. 

He had a heartfelt and most earnest desire for the success of the 
National Cause during the Civil War, and regretted much that his 
advanced age prevented him from taking that part in active service, 
for which by education and feeling he was fitted, and which his 
only son and many other members of his family adopted. 

He was, however, able to do much good service by counsel and 
advice to those in authority, and his opinions and judgment were 
often sought, and frequently proved of great value. 

His long career at West Point had made him known and 
respected by the officers holding high commands in the Army, 
many of whom had at some time in early life, been under his 

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instruction, and the accurate knowledge of men, he had thus gained, 
and the wide scope of his acquaintance with National affairs, made 
him a useful and most valuable adviser on many subjects of public 
interest at that time. 

He took an active part in the promotion of public education and 
the diffusion of knowledge among the people of the country, and 
in this connection was for many years a member of the Teachers' 
Association of the State of New York, being at one time President of 
that body. 

The numerous and valuable works on the subject of Mathematics, 
produced by his learning and untiring labors, have had an enormous 
circulation, and have largely advanced the study and progress of 
that science in this country. 

He was the first American author to arrange the study as 
a course, and to place the different branches of the science in a con- 
nected and progressive series. 

He was throughout his life a devout and faithful member of the 
Episcopal Church, and interested himself to assist its welfare and 
prosperity, and gave whatever aid was in his power, both personally 
and by generous contributions to promote these objects. 

He took part in founding, and gave liberally towards the 
building of St. Luke*s Church, in his country home, and for many 
years was an active member of the Vestry of that Church, and a 
most efficient officer of that body. 

When at last mention is to be made of his personal qualities, 
it is difficult for one who knew him well, and was bound to him by 
ties of family and of affection, to speak in terms that may appear 
entirely free from the charge of extravagant eulogy. 

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Genial in manner, kind in disposition, hospitable, benevolent 
and brilliant in thought and speech, he impressed most favorably all 
he met, and the feeling but gathered strength as he became better 
known. 

Few men have lived who possessed a wider circle of friends, or 
received from them such strong personal regard and attachment, 
and by all with whom he was brought in contact in the course of his 
long and useful life he was honored, esteemed and loved. 

His domestic relations were most happy, and a numerous and 
united family joined in mourning the loss of an affectionate, wise, 
and generous husband, parent, and relative. 

He departed this life on the i8th day of September, 1876, at his 
home at Fishkill-on- Hudson, surrounded by his family, and his 
remains rest near the Church which he took part in building, and of 
which he was in life a zealous and faithful member. 

He left surviving him his widow, Mary Anne Mansfield Davies, 
and the following children : 

J. Mansfield Davies, Eunice Davies Allen and Alice Davies. 

Two daughters of his who had married, died before his death 
occurred : Elizabeth M. Davies, wife of \V. G. Peck ; and Louisa H. 
Davies, wife of Henry J. Scudden 

gtiuicc ^littlx Djwjics* 

Eunice Ruth Davies, daughter of Thomas John Davies, was 
bom at her father's home at Black Lake, St. Lawrence County, 
N. Y., on the 5th day of March, 1807. Her early life was passed in 
the place of her birth, and on the 2d day of July, 1827, she was 

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there married to William Henry Scovill, Esq.» a leading manufac- 
turer and prominent citizen of Waterbury, Conn.» to which place 
she removed upon her marriage, and there resided for the remain- 
der of her life. 

Her married life was happy and prosperous, but of brief dura- 
tion, and on the 25th of November, 1839, her death occurred, at her 
home in Waterbury, and she was buried at that place. 

She left surviving her two daughters, Alathea Ruth Scovill and 
Mary Anne Scovill. 



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Henry Ebenezer Davies, son of Thomas John Davies and Ruth 
Foote, was bom in his father's home on the shores of Black Lake, 
on February 8th, 1805. His middle name was g^ven him after his 
maternal uncle, Ebenezer Foote, at that time a prominent lawyer in 
Albany, New York — an auspicious omen of his future career. His 
early days were passed in the ordinary pursuits of a country life, 
varied with such attendance at the common school as the times and 
the neighborhood permitted, and in sports with his brothers and 
companions. Prominent among the latter, in the reminiscences of 
his youth, with which he entertained his children in after years, was 
a young Indian boy, with whom he associated intimately and from 
whom he acquired much woodland lore, as well as much information 
about the language and customs of that people. At the age of four- 
teen he entered the family of the late Judge Alfred Conkling, at 
Canandaigua, to obtain a broader education than was afforded by 
the facilities near his home, and especially to prepare for his chosen 

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profession. Under the direction of Judge Conkling, he pursued a 
course that was substantially that of the colleges of the day, and 
with him completed his legal education. His industry and assiduity 
were crowned with such success that soon after coming of age he 
was admitted to the bar in Albany County, in April, 1826. He 
selected Buffalo, then a small village on the Western frontier, in 
which to commence the professional career that gained him such 
honor. Soon after his arrival there, a case of much importance 
arose between the owners of uplands along the Niagara River, who 
claimed the right to extend their warehouses to the river's edge for 
convenience of loading and unloading vessels, and the other inhabi- 
tants, who claimed a right of way along the bank. Mr. Davies was 
retained on the popular side, and undertook to establish an ancient 
right of way by the testimony of the older inhabitants, and of Indians, 
many of whom still remained in the vicinity. Among the witnesses 
whom he summoned was the celebrated Seneca Chief, Red Jacket. 
He succeeded in proving to the satisfaction of a jury that from time 
immemorial a right of way along the river bank had existed, and 
had been constantly used. This victory gave him at once a high pro- 
fessional standing and resulted, during the next year, in his election 
as City Attorney. 

In the winter of 1829-30 he removed to the City of New York, 
and soon after formed a partnership with his uncle, Samuel A. Foote, 
which continued until Mr. Foote's retirement from the practice of his 
profession in 1848. Among other large corporations which this firm 
represented as counsel was the Erie Railroad Company. The advice 
of Foote ifc Davies contributed largely to the successful progress and 
completion of what was a work of enormous magnitude, in a time of 

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limited accumulated capital and restricted engineering experience 
and skill. He next entered into a partnership with the Hon. William 
Kent, a son of the distinguished Chancellor and an ex- Judge of the 
Supreme Court, which continued until 1853. 

He then formed the firm of Davies & Scudder. The junior 
member of the firm was Henry J. Scudder, the son-in-law of Prof. 
Charles Davies. In the new firm Mr. James C. Carter filled the 
position of managing clerk. When Mr. Davies became a Justice of 
the Supreme Court in 1855, the firm of Scudder & Carter was 
formed, and succeeded to his business. 

Mr. Davies was always a Whig in politics and enjoyed a high 
reputation as a platform orator. In 1840, he was elected Assistant 
Alderman of the City of New York from his Ward (the Fifteenth) 
and in 1842 was chosen Alderman. He was at this time Chairman 
of the Committee appointed to celebrate the introduction of the 
Croton Water into the City of New York. 

In 1850 he was appointed Corporation Counsel, which position 
he held for three years, a period of great labor because of the 
enormous work involved in the opening of new streets demanded by 
the rapid growth of the City. One of his most important profes- 
sional labors at this time was the conduct of an extensive litigation, 
in which he defended ex-Mayor Cornelius W. Lawrence, whose 
courageous action in staying the disastrous conflagration which 
raged in the lower part of the city in December, 1835, by blowing 
up buildings in its path, had brought upon him a series of actions 
for damages, in which, with Mr. Davies as his leading Counsel, he 
was ultimately successful. Soon after the termination of his ser- 
vice in this office, at the request of the Common Council of New 

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York, he contributed a valuable and much-needed work to the service 
of his profession — a compilation of the statutes of the State relating 
to the City of New York and its ancient and modem charters. 

During his early life in Bu£falo he had met Millard Fillmore, then 
a young lawyer, afterwards President of the United States, and had 
formed with him a friendship and intimacy which lasted until his 
death. In the summer of 1855, ^fter Mr. Fillmore's retirement from 
office, Mr. Davies accompanied him abroad for much-needed rest 
and recreation, and they together made the tour of Europe. On his 
return, Mr. Davies was nominated for Justice of the Supreme Court, 
to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge R. H. Morris, and 
was elected over his competitors by a popular vote, but as no 
notice of the vacancy had been filed with the Sheriff by the Secretary 
of State, a question arose in relation to his right to the position, 
which was eventually decided by the Court of Appeals in his favor. 
During his term of office he presided at two celebrated murder trials, 
those of Cancemi and Burdell, and in the General Term concurred 
in sustaining the decision of Mr. Justice Paine in the case of Lemmon 
vs. The People, establishing the doctrine that persons held in slavery 
became free when brought into this State. 

In the autumn of 1857, a panic swept over the country and the 
banks of the city were forced to suspend specie payments. It was 
feared that efforts would be made to throw them into the hands of 
Receivers, on the ground of insolvency. Such action would have 
greatly increased the depression and disasters which were already 
appalling. A meeting of the Judges of the Supreme Court of 
the First and Second Judicial Districts was held, at the sugges- 
tion of Judge Davies, to determine upon a line of judicial conduct. 

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At this meeting it was determined that a bank should be consid- 
ered solvent, which was able to pay ail its debts, although it might 
have suspended specie payments for a time, and that when thus 
solvent, while its officers were acting in good faith, no receiver 
should be appointed, (5 Abbott's Pr. R., 343). This wise and timely 
action saved the banks and, with them, the entire mercantile 
community from total prostration. 

In the Fall of 1859 ^^ ^^ elected to the Court of Appeals for a 
term of eight years, during the last two of which he occupied the 
position of Chief Judge. The volumes of the reports for that period 
bear ample witness to his industry and research. By opinions in 
many leading cases, he left a lasting impression upon the accepted 
law of this State. As examples, it is sufficient to cite his opinion in 
Kortright vs. Cady (21 N. Y., 343), establishing the doctrine that 
tender of the amount due on a mortgage destroys the lien of the in- 
strument ; the decision in People vs. The Canal Appraisers (33 New 
York, 461), in which, as the reporter states, the subject of navigable 
streams is elaborately and learnedly discussed and determined ; and 
the very full and satisfactory opinion on the subject of testamentary 
capacity in Delafield vs. Parish (25 New York, 9). Probably no 
opinion ever caused him more thought and study than that written in 
Metropolitan Bankw. Van Dyck, (27 New York, 400), sustaining the 
legal tender acts of the General Government. He was intensely 
interested in the War for the preservation of the Union and loyal 
in every fibre of his being. His profound conviction that the Con- 
stitution of the United States conferred upon the Government in 
times of war extraordinary powers for the preservation and welfare 
of the country found expression in this opinion. 

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At the end of his term of office Judge Davies daclined re-electioa 
and returned to the practice of his profession in the City of New 
York, being associated in business with Judge Noah Davis, until the 
re-election of the latter to the Supreme Court in 1872, and with his 
son, Julien Tappan Davies. He was counsel for The Mutual Life 
Insurance Company and other large corporations, but devoted him- 
self mainly to Chamber practice and service as referee in important 
cases, — duties for which he had been eminently qualified by his long 
experience on the Bench. The day before he was attacked by the 
illness that closed his life, earnest to the last in his devotion to pro- 
fessional duty, he sat for many hours as one of the Commissioners 
appointed to determine the feasibility of constructing the Broadway 
Arcade Railroad. 

Judge Davies was deeply concerned in the prosperity of the 
City of his adoption, prompt to further any measure tending to its 
welfare, and for many years conspicuous in all movements having 
such ends in view. He was for a long time a Director of the Insti- 
tution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, and during the 
last year of his life, its President. His deep interest in young men 
and in his profession led him, in 1870, to accept the position of Dean of 
the Law School of the University of the City of New York, and this 
position he retained until his death. He received the honorary de- 
gree of LL.D. from the University, and also from Amherst College. 

On July 1st, 1835, ^^ married Rebecca Waldo Tappan, a daughter 
of John Tappan, a prosperous and well-known merchant of 
Boston, Mass., by whom he had a large family. Four sons and two 
daughters survived him. He died in the City of New York on the 
17th day of December, 1881, after a short illness. 

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Judge Davis was conspicuous during his long and busy life for 
sterling integrity and devotion to the interests committed to his 
charge. His capacity for labor was prodigious and sustained by a 
constitution of iron that gave him enormous powers of endurance. 
During the Cancemi trial, after five days spent until a late hour in pre- 
siding, at half.past seven on a Friday evening he commenced to write 
his charge. He hnished it as he was summoned to breakfast at eight 
o'clock the next morning, having labored all the night without inter- 
mission for sleep or refreshment. From this, and from other similar 
herculean labors, he never suffered any inconvenience or felt that he 
had sustained a strain, until some two years before his death, when 
age slowly claimed him as its own. Yet he retained great vigor until 
the day when he was fatally attacked, some two weeks only before 
his death. Then his constitution gave way in several particulars at 
once, as if his various powers were equally balanced, and had 
all sustained without faltering an equal strain until exhausted to- 
gether. In person, he was strongly and heavily built, though of 
medium stature. He possessed the powerful body with large or- 
gans and short limbs characteristic of his Welsh ancestry. His head 
was large, with a brain fully developed, and a countenance full of 
benignity, though stern in such times as called for an exhibition of 
strength. He was genial in manner, and friendly with all men. His 
sole pleasure was the professional one of a game of whist. Temper- 
ate indeed, almost abstemious in his habits, simple in his tastes, 
earnest in his professional duties, the two leading motives of his life 
were devotion to duty and love of his family. True to the church of 
his ancestry, and following in their lead, he gave to St. Luke's 
Church, at Matteawan, in Dutchess County, the land upon which its 

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edifice is erected. Under the shadow of its eaves he rests, — wife, 
children and grandchildren reposing around him. The memory of 
his pure, strong, loving spirit is the most precious heritage of his 
living descendants. 

He died in the City of New York, December 17th, 1881, and left 
surviving him his wife, Rebecca Waldo Tappan, who died Febru- 
ary 24th, 1884, and children named as follows : 

Henry Eugene, 

William Gilbert, 

Julien Tappan, 

Francis Herbert, 

Helen, wife of Charles E. Tainter, 

Lucy, wife of Samuel Swift, M.D., 

His second son, Lieut-Col. Charles Frederick Davies, Paymaster 
U. S. Vols., died, unmarried, December 3d, 1865, having worn out 
his life in the service of his country during the Civil War. 

Another son, Theodore Davies, died unmarried, at his father's 
home in New York. 

Thomas Alfred Davies, the youngest child of Thomas John 
Davies, was bom at Black Lake, St. Lawrence County, N. Y., on 
the 3d day of December, 1809, and his youth, as that of his elder 
brothers, was passed on his father's farm. When sixteen years of 
age he was appointed a cadet in the United States Military 
Academy, and entered that institution on the ist day of July, 
1825, and after passing successfully through the prescribed course 
of studies, graduated July ist, 1829, and was immediately commis- 
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sioned in the army as Brevet Second Lieutenant of the First Regi- 
ment of Infantry. 

With this rank he served for a year at Fort Crawford, in the 
Territory of Wisconsin, a post which was then considered to 
be on the extreme Western frontier of the United States. This 
tour of duty completed, he was ordered to West Point, and remained 
there until October, 183 1, serving for much of the time as Quarter- 
master of the Post, and many of the works of improvement, that 
now render the place so picturesque, and so well fitted for the pur- 
pose to which it is devoted, were planned and commenced under 
his direction. 

Becoming desirous of a wider field of action, and greater oppor- 
tunities than those afforded to an officer of the Army in time of 
peace, he resigned his commission in October, 1831, and sought a 
career in the City of New York. 

He entered the house of Goodhue & Co. as a clerk, for the pur- 
pose of learning the customs and rules of business, and after spend- 
ing a year in this position went into business on his own account, \ 
and prospered until the panic of 1837. He suffered from this such ! 
reverses, that he was compelled for a time to give up business, and I 
accepted employment as a Civil Engineer in the construction of | 
the Croton Aqueduct. In this he was engaged for two years, and | 
took a leading part in the more important portions of that great I 
work, and particularly in the building of the High Bridge spanning j 
the Harlem River. j 

This labor accomplished he again went into business, and con- i 

tinned actively and successfully occupied as a merchant in New 
York, until his final retirement in i860. 

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On the 24th day of August, 1844^ be was married in New York 
to Mrs. Maria White, and the congenial union then formed contin- 
ued happily until her death, on October 26th, 1891, leaving no 
children her surviving. 

He has been always a public-spirited citizen, and interested and 
active in promoting the prosperity of the great city in which he has 
passed his life, though disinclined towards and never seeking or 
holding public office. 

He intelligently foresaw, at an early period, the growth and 
progress that were in store for the City of New York, and began a 
systematic and judicious investment of his means, in the purchase of 
well-selected real estate, which steadily held and wisely improved, 
produced him an ample fortune. 

At the breaking out of the Civil War an appropriate and con- 
genial opportunity for patriotic duty was afforded him, and among 
the first he offered his services to the Government from which he 
had received his military education, and of which he had always 
been a loyal citizen. 

His services were gladly accepted, and on the 15th of May, 1861, 
he was appointed Colonel of the i6th Regiment of New York Vol- 
unteers, and was immediately ordered with his regiment to 
the defences of Washington, which city was then threatened by the 
Confederate forces. 

His military education and previous service rendered him an 
efficient and valued officer, and under his discipline and instruc- 
tion, the regiment he commanded became one of the best in 
the service, and the excellent record it made during the long 
course of the war, was a convincing proof of the ability and 

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soldierly qualities of the commander by whom it was organized 
and disciplined. 

In the organization of the Army of the Potomac, that was made 
before commencing active operations in the Summer of 1861, Col. 
Davies was assigned to the command of the Second Brigade of the 
Fifth Division of the Army, and led the advance on the march to 
Centreville. On the day of the battle of Bull Run, July 21st, 1861, 
he was placed in command of the Fifth Division, and with a portion 
of his troops at Blackbum^s Ford, resisted and defeated with 
severe loss, a determined attack by the enemy designed to turn 
the left flank of the Union Army, which, if successful, would have 
routed our entire army, and possibly have resulted in the capture of 
Washington. When this good work had been completed on the 
left, and our attacking force on the right had been repulsed and was 
in retreat, Col. Davies fell back with his division to Centreville, and 
took a position on the Heights, and there in command of the only 
troops that had not suffered defeat during the day, he covered the 
retreat of the remainder of the army, and checked the pursuit of the 
Confederates. 

He held this position until twelve o'clock at night, and then 
under orders received, and after having fully performed the duties 
entrusted to him, retired upon Alexandria. 

He spent the following Winter in the defences of Washington, 
and was rewarded for the efficient service he had performed, on 
March 7th, 1862, when he was promoted to Brigadier General of 
Volunteers, and transferred to the Western Armies, then commanded 
by General Halleck. 

General Davies was assigned to the command of the Second 

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Division of the Army of the Tennessee, and took part in the advance 
upon, and the siege of Corinth, and was engaged in the battle of 
Corinth, in which his Division alone for a long time engaged the 
whole force of the enemy, displaying great gallantry and suffering 
very severe loss, fully deserving the thanks which Gen, Rosecrans, 
then commanding the Army of the Tennessee, gave in General 
Orders to Gen. Davies and his command, for their gallant conduct 
on this occasion. 

He was afterwards assigned to command successively the im- 
portant Districts of Columbus, Kentucky ; Rolla, Missouri : North- 
em Kansas, and Wisconsin, and on the nth of June, 1865, received a 
commission as Brevet Major General of Volunteers, " for gallant 
and meritorious services." 

The war having been fought to a successful close, he felt that 
his services could be spared, and resigning his commission he 
returned to his home in the City of New York, where he has since 
resided. 

Though retired from active business life, his time since the close 
of the war has not passed uselessly or unproductively, and in addi- 
tion to the care and improvement of his estate, he has found time 
to write and publish a series of interesting and valuable books on 
theological subjects that greatly interest the higher thought of the 
present day. 

The space allotted to this sketch does not permit as extended a 
reference to these works as could be desired, but their general design 
and purpose is to refute the current theories advanced by the mater- 
ialistic school of philosophy, and to maintain the text ot the Bible to 
be an authentic and inspired, as well as literally accurate record, of 

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the Creation of this World, and all it contains, by the direct exercise 
of Divine power. 

He has also invented and patented many devices, including 
some ingenious improvements in the construction of Railways, 
which have been successfully adapted to use, and have proved 
beneficial to the public, and valuable to their inventor. 

He has always taken great interest in the family homestead at 
Black Lake, and has given largely of his time, his care, and means, 
for its improvement and preservation, and having purchased it some 
years ago to relieve his elder brother from the pressure of financial 
embarrassment under which he was suffering, he has since then 
given the use of it as a home to him and his descendants, by whom 
it is now enjoyed. 

His warm interest in and regard for his family has been also dis- 
played in the erection of a stately obelisk on the grounds of the 
homestead, which has been dedicated to and perpetuates the 
memory of his father, and the brothers and sisters whom he has lost. 

In religious belief he has been through life a consistent and zeal- 
ous member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and as one of the 
oldest and most influential members of St. Bartholomew's Church 
in the City of New York, has done much to foster and assist the 
faith professed by his ancestors and himself. 

He has passed much of such leisure as the active pursuits of his 
life have allowed, in field sports, to which he has always been 
attached, and at the age of eighty-five years, retains the reputation 
of a keen and skillful sportsman that he acquired when a boy. 

The many years of his life have passed without impressing upon 
him any traces of the usual weakness of age, and he is to-day as 

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active in body and vigorous in mind, as the majority of men of one- 
half his age» and there is every reason to expect and hope that his 
useful and valuable life will be long spared to his friends and to the 
world. 

tClknxlottt Unvits. 

Charlotte, daughter of William Davies (19) and his first wife, Polly 
Leach, was bom at Amenia, where her father then resided, on 
October loth, 179a After her father's removal to the Town of 
Poughkeepsie, she was married to her cousin, Thomas Davies 
Burrall, a lawyer, who soon after established his home at Geneva, 
N. Y., where she died September 14th, 1820. There were no 
children of this marriage. 



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STtJomas %cviclt Sauics* 

Thomas Leach, eldest son of William Davies (19), and a grandson 
of the Rev. Thomas Davies (4), was born at Amenia, Dutchess 
County, N. Y., July 8th, 1792, where his father was then engaged in 
business, and while a child removed with his parents to Pough« 
keepsie, where his entire life was passed. 

He graduated at Columbia College, New York, in the class of 
1 813, and early in life became interested in the management of his 
father's large estate, and this, with the care of his own property, 
furnished the principal and active occupation of his life. 

He was for many years the President of the Poughkeepsie 
National Bank, in which he and other members of his family were 
laigely interested, and there acquired an honorable distinction 

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as a sagacious and successful financier, and his services were 
of great and recognized value to the institution over which he 
presided. 

His disposition did not incline him to public life, and the only 
official position he ever held was that ot Major General of the State 
Militia, which office he discharged, as he did every duty in life, with 
fidelity and zeal. 

He was a prominent and faithful member of the Episcopal 
Church, and for the greater part of his life an officer of Christ 
Church Parish, to which his father had belonged, and by example, 
by personal effort, and by liberal aid, did much to increase the in- 
fluence and prosperity of this body. 

His life is not one that abounds in incident, nor does it embrace 
much that calls for especial commemoration. Throughout his life 
his ample means relieved him from the necessity of taking an active 
part in the struggle for existence, which is the lot of most men, and 
his temperament and personal tastes combined to fit him for the un- 
troubled and unostentatious career he followed. 

He was eminently hospitable, and in manner and conversation 
most agreeable, and found his greatest pleasure in entertaining his 
wide circle of friends, and in this, in the care of his family and in the 
exercise of a wise and unobtrusive benevolence, he passed happily a 
long and honored life, respected and esteemed by all who knew him, 
and greatly loved by those to whom by the ties of family or 
friendship he was more closely bound. 

He lived to the great age of eighty ^ight years, and died at his 
home in Poughkeepsie on March 19th, 1880. 

He was married September 4th, 1826, to Jane Reed, daughter of 

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the Rev. John Reed, who survived her husband. At his death he 
left the following children : 

Eliza Reed, wife of Robert E. Coxe, Esq., of Huntsville, Ala. 

John Leach, 

Charlotte, 

Thomas, 

Alice AntilL 

42 TESXUliiim XxXQVisUxs giujics. 

William Augustus, son of William Davies (19) and his wife, Polly 
Leach, was bom at Poughkeepsie, on May loth, 1808, and his life has 
been passed at that place, of which he is yet an honored and prom- 
inent citizen. 

Having been bom, as his brother was, to the enjoyment of a 
sufficient fortune, he has never attempted the struggle of public life, 
or the vicissitudes of active business, but has enjoyed a quiet, retired 
and useful career, which if wanting in incident, has at least been 
untroubled and free from care. 

He has devoted his time to the management of his property, and 
in addition to that has been for more than twenty years, and is | 

now, the President of the Farmers* and Mechanics' National Bank of j 

Poughkeepsie, a prosperous institution owing much of its success i 

to his judicious management of its affairs. 

Lake the others of his family, he is a member of the Episcopal 
Church, devoted to its welfare, and a liberal giver toward its sup- 
port, and on several occasions has acted as Representative of the 
Diocese of New York in the General Conventions of the Church. 



The Church of the Holy Comforter, at Poughkeepsie, built by 
him as a memorial to his first wife, is one of many instances of his 
pious benevolence, and will perpetuate his memory as a devout and 
charitable citizen. 

Though now over eighty-five years of age, he is yet active in 
mind and body, and in his pleasant home is conspicuous for genial 
hospitality, and is active in affairs, and in all good works. 

He married first, Sarah, daughter of Hubert Van Wagenen, on 
June 15th, 1842, who died leaving no children, and secondly, 
Frances, daughter of Josiah Barrett, June 4th, 1861, by whom he 
has had one son : 

Augustus Davies, born August 15th, 1867. 



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ScmucI iSautavd gaxries* 

Lemuel Sanford, the elder son of the Reverend Thomas Fred- 
erick Davies (33), was born at New Haven, Conn., February 28th, 
1823, and was educated at Yale College, from which he graduated 
in 1843. 

He studied the profession of the law in the Law School at- 
tached to Yale College, and subsequently at Auburn, N. Y., in the 
office of William H. Seward, some time Senator and Secretary of 
State of the United States, whom he ever after held in affection- 
ate and grateful remembrance. 

He was admitted to the bar at New Haven in the spring of 1847, 
but the condition of his health forbade him for the time to follow 
his profession, and for several years he lived as a farmer in Cayuga 
County, N. Y. 

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Having recovered from the illness by which he had been threat- 
ened, he removed to Waterbury, Conn., in the spring of 1855, and 
entered into practice of his profession as a lawyer. 

While residing there he held the offices of Mayor and Treasurer 
of the City, and was also chosen as Judge of Probate. His health 
again failing, he removed to Mankato, Minn., where he prac- 
ticed as a lawyer for some years, and then, finding the climate too 
trying, he removed, in 1884, to Santa Cruz, Cal., where he now 
resides* 

On the 14th of September, 1847, he married Stella M., the daugh- 
ter of Edward Scovill, of Waterbury, and by her became the father 
of children, named as follows: William Bostwick, Mary Estelle, 
Catherine Alethea, Edward Thomas, Arthur Scovill, John Henry, 
and Stella Elizabeth. 

flight ^jewcvcnd iniomus ^vccicvicli 3iujics. 

Thomas Frederick, the younger son of the Rev. Thomas Fred- 
erick Davies, was born at Fairfield, Conn., August 31st, 183 1. 

He was prepared for college at the Hopkins Grammar School, 
New Haven, and then attended Yale College, from which he gradu- 
ated in 1853, and after graduation resided for two years at the col- 
lege, as scholar, on the Berkeley Foundation. 

He then became a member of the Berkeley Divinity School, Mid- 
dletown. Conn., and was ordained Deacon by the Right Reverend 
Bishop Williams in May, 1856, and was advanced to the priesthood 
by the same prelate in May, 1857. 

He was appointed Professor of Hebrew in the Berkeley Divinity 

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School, and held that charge for six years, from 1856 to 1862, whdn 
he became Rector of St John's Church, Portsmouth, N. H. 

He resigned this position at Easter, 1868, and entered upon the 
rectorship of St Peter's Church, Philadelphia, which office he faith- 
fully and acceptably filled for twenty-one years. 

He was elected Bishop of the Diocese of Michigan in June, 
1889, and consecrated in St. Peter's Church on the Feast of St. 
Luke, October i8th, 1889. 

He has received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Yale 
University, and from the University of Pennsylvania, and that of 
Doctor of Laws from Hobart College. 

Since his elevation to the Episcopate he has resided within his 
diocese at Detroit, Mich. 

On the 29th of April, 1862, he married Mary L., daughter of 
William G. Hackstaff, of Middletown, Conn., by whom he is the 
father of three children, Anna Hackstaff, Marion Sanford and 
Thomas Frederick. 

BXiunj Situfovd pauicss. 

Mary Sanford, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Frederick Davies 
(33) and Hannah Crissey, was born at Huntington, Conn., and early 
in life became the wife of Ebenezer R. Adams, of Westport, Conn., 
where she is still living. 

3uU;i ^iiufortl gawics. 

Julia Sanford, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Frederick 
Davies (33) and Hannah Crissey, was bom at New Haven, March 
29th, 1824, and died unmarried September 13th, 1846. 

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John C the eldest son of William Davies (21), was born at 
Easton's Corners, Canada, in the year 1812. His life was passed 
at that place, engaged in the occupation of a farmer, which he 
followed with success. 

He died there December 15th, 1889, and left surviving him a 
son, Richard C. Davies, who is by profession a physician. 

David W., son of Samuel Davies (29) and Eunice Judd, was 
bom at the home of his grandfather in Davies Hollow, August 24th, 
1 8 14, and early in life removed with his father to the neighboring 
town of Kent, where he lived for many years. 

Some time in the year 1873 ^^ removed to the town of Wells- 
ville, Alleghany County, N. Y., and there died in the year 1883, 
leaving no descendants. 

Henry F., son of Samuel Davies (29) and Eunice Judd, was bom 
at Davies Hollow, and with his father removed to the town of Kent 

He lived there until 1873, when with his brother he left the 
place, and nothing can be learned conceming his subsequent career. 

|tcttt;ij Wi. §}xvies. 

Henry W. Davies, a grandson of George Davies (13), is known 
to have been a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and 
for many years to have resided at Toronto, Canada* 

No details of his life or family can be obtained. 

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n . ^veclcvic aavics. 

Frederic, a son of Powell (22) and Esther Davies (18), was bom 
at Edwardsville, St Lawrence County, N. Y., and must have lived 
there until after 1840, the year of his mother's death, as it is stated 
on the tombstones of his parents, that they were erected by their 
son Frederic. 

No further trace of him exists. 

^ (CUxivUs H. aauics^ 

Charles H., a son of John H. Davies (23), was bom in Canada. 
All that can be learned of him is that at an early age he went to 
Ogdensburg, N. Y., and there died unmarried. 

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Elsie R. Powell, a daughter of Eunice Davies (17) and her hus- 
band, Peter Powell, was bom at Davies Hollow some time before 
the year 1800, and became the wife of Seth Calhoun. 

Nothing more is known of her history. 

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Harriet Powell, a daughter of the same parents, died unmarried. 

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F. Lewis Smith, son of Sarah Davies (28) and her husband, I. Lewis 
Smith, was bom in the town of Washington, Conn., and moved to 
the West with his parents, beyond which nothing more is known. 

3oIni Suuics *mith. 

John Davies Smith, son of the same parents, has, so far as 
known, the same history. 

3il>iDniI Jmlsow. 

Abigail Judson, daughter of Elizabeth Davis (16) and her hus> 
band, David Judson, married Hermanns Marshall. 

As all the children of these parents are deceased, no record of 
the family worthy of particular note can be obtained beyond the 
names of the numerous children given below. 

Atlcltit iluttsou. 



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Aluiva Itttlsou. 



(CTiuvlcs A. Hudson. 



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3mxtcl gutlsow. 

3itt)id iT. ^xttlson. 
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ElUiibctli 3utlsou. 


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"gvuncis |t. ^ttdsoii. 


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^vcdcricli itil. Jmlson. 


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(Scorgc Albcvt ^tulson. 


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^ohn giixjics Juxlsoii. 


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„5olomon ^tidsow. 


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gliomas Envies SximilL 




Thomas Davies Burrall, son of Charlotte Davies (20) and her 
husband, Jonathan Burrall, was bom at Canaan, Conn., about 1784. 

He married his cousin, Charlotte Davies (40), and with her re- 
sided at Geneva, N. Y., until her death in the year 182a 

There were no children of this marriage. 




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71 Wiillilun |!cnvtj ^autcs* 

William Henry, only son of John Foote Davies (35) and his 
wife, Almeda Giffen« was born at the family homestead at Black 
Lake, St. Lawrence County, N. Y., October 20th, 1820. 

His early life was passed at that place, and in 1836 he went to 
the City of New York, where he remained for some years, but con- 
cluding to follow the life pursued by his father and grandfather, he 
returned to Black Lake, and has since resided there on a farm 
adjoining the original homestead, which he has successfully con- 
ducted and has made the home from which has sprung a large, pros- 
perous and thriving family. 

On the 2d of May, 1844, he was married to Helen McVean, of 
Oswegatchie, with whom he was happily united until her death, 
which occurred August 6th, 1872. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War he felt it a duty to devote 
himself to the service of his country, and took the position of Quarter- 
master of the i6th N. Y. Volunteers, the Regiment commanded by 
his uncle. General Thomas A. Davies. 

With this Regiment he served two years, until the expiration of j 

the time for which he had enlisted, and was distinguished for accur- j 

acy in his accounts and the diligent attention he gave to the duties I 

of his office. ! 

He was recommended for promotion by the officers of his Regi- I 

ment, and by his superiors in the Department of the Army to which 
he had been attached, but feeling the claims of his family upon him, 
he declined promotion and further service, and returned to his home 
in June, 1863. 

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He has since resided at Black Lake, occupied in the care and 
improvement of his property, and the education of his children. 
His children now living are named as follows : 

John F., 

Eunice Ruth, 

Charles, 

Daniel R, 

Mary Grace, 

Louisa Scudder, 

Thomas A., 

Helen Almeda. 

plCartj ^ootc Daxiics* 

Mary Foote, elder daughter of John Foote Davies (35) and his 
wife, Almeda Gififen, was bom at Black Lake, R Y., April 13th, 
1822, and her early life was passed at her father's home. 

She was married in July, 1843, ^^ George F. Clark, and with 
him removed to the City of New York, where her husband was for 
many years engaged in business and active in politics, serving for 
several terms as an Alderman of the City. 

He finally returned with his family to St. Lawrence County, N. 
Y., and made his home on a farm near Ogdensburg, where he and 
his wife passed the remainder of their lives. 

She died July 7th, 1876, leaving surviving her the following 
children : 

Mary Almeda, 

Charles D., 

George F. and 

David. 

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^cluidcvc funics. 



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75 



Bclvidere, youngest child of John Foote Davies (35) and Almeda 
Giffen^ was born at her father's home at Black Lake, N. Y., June 
2oth, 1829, and her life has been passed at the family homestead 
where she now resides. 

She was married in 1851 to Joel Chandler Houghton, of Ogdens- 
burg, and has one daughter, Almeda Davies, married to Byron P. 
Myers, of North Adams, Mass. 

glijzabctlj pcansfleld ga^^t^s- 

Elizabeth Mansfield, the eldest child of Professor Charles Davies 
(36), was bom July 30th, 1826, at West Point, N. Y., where her 
father was then occupied as Professor of Mathematics in the U. S. 
Military Academy, and her early life was passed at that place. In 
1848 her father removed with his family to Fishkill-on- Hudson, N.Y., 
and at that place, September 25th, 1849, she was married to William 
Guy Peck, then Lieutenant of Engineers, U. S. A., and on duty at 
West Point, as instructor in the Military Academy. He subse- 
quently acted for some time as Professor of Mathematics at the 
University of Michigan, and was afterwards appointed to the same 
position in Columbia College, of the City of New York, succeeding 
Professor Davies, his father-in-law. He resided in that city for 
many years, and his wife there died March 2d, 1861. 

No children of this marriage have survived. 

3. Btitusflcid Danics. 

J. Mansfield, the only son of Professor Charles Davies (36), was 
born at his father's home, at West Point, N. Y., December ist, 1828, 

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iind his early years were passed at that place, where from association 
and surroundings he acquired a strong desire to follow a military 
career. He was, however, induced to devote himself to the profes- 
sion of the law, and after graduating at the University of New York, 
entered the Harvard Law School and fitted himself for practice of 
the law, which he pursued for several years in the City of New York. 

On the 8th day of June, 1859, ^^ married Martha, daughter of 
Alfred Brooks, Esq., of the City of New York. 

On the breaking out of the Civil War he was among the first to 
offer his services to the Government of this country, and in April, 
1 861, was commissioned as Major of the 5th New York Volunteers, 
with which Regiment he served until July, i86r, when he was pro- 
moted to be Colonel of the 2d New York Cavalry. In command of 
this Regiment, which was attached to the Army of the Potomac, he 
rendered excellent service, and had every reason lo expect future 
distinction, when failing health compelled him in December, 1862, to 
resign from the Army. 

He has since then practiced his profession in the City of New 
York, and has become prominent and influential in the counsels of 
the Democratic party, though never holding public office. 

His home is at Fishkill-on- Hudson, in the country seat formerly 
occupied by his father. 

One daughter, the issue of his marriage, was Ellen Mansfield. 



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Louisa H., daughter of Professor Charles Davies (36), was born 
October 27th, 1834, at her father's home at West Point, N. Y., and 

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from childhood was distinguished by intelligence and personal 
beauty. On the 21st of June, 1853, she was married to Henry J. 
Scudder, of the City of New York, a successful and prominent 
lawyer, then the partner of her uncle, Henry E. Davies, and some time 
Representative of his District in the Congress of the United States. 

Her married life was prosperous and happy, but of short dura- 
tion, and she died December 28th, 1865, leaving three children and 
her husband surviving her. 

Her children are named as follows : 

Rev. Henry Townsend Scudder, 

Charles Davies Scudder, 

Edward Mansfield Scudder. 

Eunice Ruth, daughter of Professor Charles Davies (36), was 
bom at her father's home at West Point, N. Y., July 25th, 1845. 

Her early life was passed at her father's home at Fishkill-on- 
Hudson, and at that place June 5th, 1867, she was married to Geox^e 
S. Allan, M. D., of New York. 

Since that time she has resided in the City of New York, and at 
Montclair, N. J., where her home is now established, and has be- 
come the mother of the children here named : 

Charles Davies Allan, 

Percy Allan, 

Frederick Mansfield Allan, 

Edwin Phipps Allan, 

Achison Russell AUan^ 

Alice Allan. 

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Alice, youngest child of Professor Charles Davies (36), was 
bom at her father^s country seat at Fishkill-on* Hudson, March lothi 
1849, ^^^ b^r li^c tias been passed at that place. 

With her mother she resides at and maintains her father's home, 
and she is distinguished for benevolent and useful aid to the church 
of which her father was a founder and a benefactor. 



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^curg gxxgciic ^nvies. 

Henry Eugene, the eldest son of Judge Henry E. Davies (38) 
was born at his father's residence, 33 Clinton Place, in the City of 
New York, July 2d, 1836, and after education in private schools of 
that city, and passing a year of college life at Harvard and at 
Williams College respectively, graduated at Columbia College in 
the year 1857. 

In the month of July, 1857, he was admitted to practice as an at- 
torney and counsellor of the Supreme Court of the State of New 
York, and began the practice of his profession in the City of New 
York. 

On the loth day of August, 1858, he married at Fishkill-on-Hud- 
son, N. Y., Julia, daughter of John T. Rich and Julia Van Voorhies. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War he entered the service of the 
United States on the 23d day of April, 1861, as Captain of the 5th 
N. Y. Vol. Infantry, and served in that regiment until August, 1861, 
when promoted to be Major of the 2d New York Cavalry. In this 
Regiment, which formed part of the Army of the Potomac, he served 
as Major, Lt.-Colonel and Colonel, until September, 1863, when he 



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received the appointment of Brigadier General U. S. Vols., and was 
assigned to the command of a Brigade of Cavalry in the Army of 
the Potomac, and continued in that duty until the close of the War. 

In October, 1864, he received a brevet as Major General U. S. 
Vols., and on May 4, 1865, was commissioned as Major General U. 
S. Vols., and assigned to command the Middle District of Alabama, 
in which duty he was engaged until January ist, 1866, when he 
resigned from the Army. 

He then returned to the City of New York and resumed the 
practice of his profession of the law. 

He held the office of Public Administrator of the City of New 
York from January ist, 1866, to January ist, 1869, and that of As- 
sistant District Attorney of the United States from July, 1870, to 
January ist, 1873, ^^^ since that time has been occupied in private 
practice as a lawyer. 

He now resides at the country seat formerly owned by his father 
at Fishkill^n-Hudson, N. Y.* 

He has one son, the issue of his marriage : 

Henry Eugene. 

(Clinvlcs g'vcjdcvicli 3it»ics. 

Charles Frederick, second son of Judge Henry E. Davies (38), 
was bom at his father's home in the City of New York, June 27th, 
1838. 

He received an education designed to fit him for commercial pur- 

• Since the wridng of this sketch, and while it wu still in the press, he died suddenly on 
the 6th of Septemta*, 1894, while Tisiting friends at Middleboroagh, Mass. He left surviTing 
him, his wife and only son Henry Eugene, — Ed. 

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suits, and at an early age entered the Australian Shipping House, ot 
which Sir Roderick W. Cameron was then and is now the chief. In 
this business he continued for several years, and his energy and 
fidelity to duty gave him every promise of a successful business 
career, but at the breaking out of the Civil War he felt it his duty 
to abandon these prospects and devote himself to the service of his 
country. 

He first accepted a position as Lieutenant in the 5th New York 
Vols., the regiment in which his elder brother held a commission as 
Captain, but his business experience and ability as an accountant 
were soon recognized, and in July, 1 861, he was appointed Major 
and Paymaster of U. S. Vols. 

He served through the War in this position, and not only per- 
formed the duties of his office with such intelligence and fidelity as 
won the praise of his immediate superiors, but on occasions when 
opportunity afforded, was distinguished by the personal gallantry 
which he displayed in battle, when acting as Volunteer Aid to Gen- 
eral Officers with whom he was at the time serving. 

For excellent service during the war he received, in June, 1865, 
the Brevet of Lieut- Colonel, and in recognition of his marked abil- 
ity was assigned to the arduous duty of mustering out of service and 
making final payment to the great host of New York Volunteers 
whom the close of the war had discharged from service. 

For a period of four months he was actively engaged in this ser- 
vice at Albany, and obliged to labor so continuously that he had no 
opportunity for rest, or even sleep, and finally, breaking down from 
exhaustion went home to his father s house, where after a short ill- 
ness, his life was closed. His lamented and untimely death was the 

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immediate result of exposure in the field, and subsequent and ex- 
hausting labor in the discharge of his official duties, and his name is 
numbered among the many heroes who in those trying days gave 
their lives to their country. 

He died at Fishkill-on-Hudson, N. Y., December 3d, 1865, and 
was buried in the cemetery of St Luke's Church. 



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WXillivim (SiVbcvt Dilutes* 



William Gilbert, son of Judge Henry E. Davies (38), was bom at 
his father's home in the City of New York, March 21st, 1842, and 
after preparatory studies in New York, entered Trinity College, 
Hartford, Conn., from which he graduated in i860. 

On leaving College he went abroad and studied at the University 
of Leipsic, and after completing his course at this institution returned 
to New York and began the study of law. 

In the summer of 1863, when the North was invaded by the Con- 
federate Army under General Lee, he joined the 22d Regiment of 
N. Y. State Militia and took part in the campaign which resulted in 
the rout of the Southern Army at Gettysburg. 

Having been admitted to practice as a Counsellor of the Supreme 
Court, he beg^n the practice of law in the City of New York in 1863, 
and soon after became professionally connected with the Mutual Life 
Insurance Company. Devoting his time to the study and practice 
of the branch of law relating to the subject of Life Insurance, he has 
for more than twenty years remained in the service of that corpora- 
tion, and held the position of Solicitor to the Company until he 
resigned therefrom in 1894. 

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On December 15th, 1870^ he married Lucy C. Rice, daughter of 
Hon. Alexander H. Rice, of Boston, Mass., and of this marriage has 
issue, one daughter : 

Augusta McKim. 

82 3ttUcn ^rtppitu DittJics* 

Julien Tappan, son of Judge Henry E. Davies (38), was bom at 
his father's home in the City of New York, September 25th, 1845, 
and was brought up and educated in that city and at the school of 
Dr. Reed at Walnut Hill, Geneva, N. Y. 

He entered Columbia College in 1862, and graduated in i866. 
During the time of his college life in the Summer of 1863, he 
joined the 22d Regiment of New York State Militia, and as a pri- 
vate soldier and one of the youngest members of his Regiment, took 
an active part in the campaign of the Civil War that ended with the 
battle of Gettysburg. 

On leaving college he devoted himself to the study of law, and 
entered the office of the Hon. Alexander W. Bradford, in which he 
studied until his admission to practice. 

At the death of that distinguished jurist, according to the direc- 
tions of his will, he succeeded to a part of his business, and was soon 
after associated with his father, who on the first day of January, 
1868, had retired from the bench of the Court of Appeals. With 
these fortunate connections he founded an active and prosperous 
professional career, which has continued to the present day, and 
has gained a deservedly high reputation as one of the leading mem- 
bers of the New York bar. 

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He was married April 22d, 1869, to Alice Martin, daughter of 
Hon. Henry H. Martin, banker, of Albany, N. Y., and has had seven 
children issue of this marriage, of whom four only are now (1894) 
living : 

Julien Townsend, 

Alice, died 1885, aged 14; Helen, died 1877, aged 5; Thomas 
Alfred, died 1877, ^g^^ 4* 

Ethel, 

Frederick Martin, 

Cornelia Sherman. 

Theodore, son of Judge Henry E. Davies (38), was born at his 
father's residence in the City of New York, October 22d, 1847, ^nd 
was educated at the school of Dn Reed, at Geneva, N. Y., and at 
Hobart College, which he left July, 1866. 

On leaving college he traveled for some time in Europe, and in 
the year 1868 held the position of attache to the American Mission 
at the Court of Prussia, serving under the Hon. George Bancroft, 
who was then the American Minister. 

Returning to his home in New York, he devoted himself to 
literature as his profession, and was soon remarked as a graceful 
and pleasing writer in several of the New York journals. He was 
connected with the New York Sun, and subsequently with the World, 
and was especially occupied with subjects relating to art, literature 
and the drama. 

While thus engaged he studied for higher aims in his chosen pro- 
fession, and but a short time before his death had composed and pub- 

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lished a novel under the title of '' Losing to Win/* a romance, which 
met with much success, and gave the promise of future distinction 
for the author. 

This was unfortunately prevented by his early death, which 
occurred soon after the publication of this work, and abruptly closed 
a life that was interesting, and that had much of expectation in 
the future. 

He died at his father's residence in the City of New York, March 
15th, 1875, and his remains rest in the cemetery of St Luke's 
Church, Fishkill-on- Hudson. 



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^vaucis pcvbjcrt ganius* 

Francis Herbert, son of Judge Henry E. Davies (38), was bom 
September 15th, 1849, at Elizabethtown, N. J., at which place his 
father then had his country residence, and at an early age was sent 
to the school of Dr. Reed, at Geneva, N. Y., where he was educated 
for a business career. 

On completing his school life he entered a banking house in New 
York, and continued thus engaged until 1870, when he went West 
to engage in the more congenial pursuits afforded by agricultural 
life. 

He established himself as one of the pioneers in sheep husbandry 
at Pueblo, in New Mexico, and after following this occupation with 
success for four years, he returned to the City of New York, where 
he has since lived. 

On the 27th day of April, 1876, he was married to Cornelia Scott, 
daughter of Henry S. Rokenbaugh, Esq., of the City of New York. 






Helen, the elder daughter of Judge Henrj £• Davies (38), was 
born at her father's country residence, at Elizabeth, N. J«, June 9th, 
1851. 

She was educated under the care of her mother at home, and on 
October 2oth, 1875, was married to Charles E. Tainter, Esq., of Wor- 
cester, Mass., in which place after a tour in Europe, she resided 
for several years. 

In the year 1882, Mr. Tainter, having formed a business connec- 
tion in the City of New York, removed with his family from Wor- 
cester, and fixed his residence at Flushing, N. Y., where he resided 
for a few years and then moved his family to the City of New 
York, in which city he is at present living. 

She has two children : 

Davies Tainter and 

Louis Swift. 

Lucy, second daughter of Judge Henry E. Davies (38), was bom 
at her father's home in New York, March 7th, 1853, and was 
educated at home by her mother. 

On the 2ist day of April, 1875, she was married to Dr. Samuel 
Swift, of Yonkers, N. Y., and has since resided at that place, where 
her husband is a practicing physician. 

She has two children : 

Martha Swift and 

Samuel Swift. 

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Alatbea Ruth Scovili, daughter of Eunice Ruth Davies (37), and 
her husband, William Henry Scovili, was bom March 21st, 1828, at 
Waterbury, Conn., where her father resided and was engaged in 
business, and on April 29th, 185 1, she was there married to Frederick 
John Kingsbury, Esq., of the same city. 

Her husband has through life been a leading citizen of Connecti- 
cut, having served as Secretary of State and Lieutenant-Governor. 
He has held many other prominent and distinguished positions, and 
has earned a deserved reputation as an accomplished and successful 
man of business. 

Mrs. Kingsbury was educated at the school of Mrs. Willard in 
Troy, graduating in 1846. She has continued to reside in Water- 
bury since her marriage where she has led a life of great activity 
and usefulness in the work of the church, in the cause of education, 
in work for the local hospital and in general charity and philan- 
thropy, in addition to those duties required by her social position 
and as the representative of a large family circle. 

She is the mother of four children, now living, Mary Eunice, 
Alice Eliza, Edith Davies and Frederick John. 



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Mary Anne Scovili, daughter of Eunice Ruth Davies (37), and 

her husband, William Scovili, was bom at Waterbury, Conn., and 

her early life was passed at that place until her marriage, September 

2d, 185 1, to William E. Curtis, when she removed to the City of 

New York, where her life has since been passed. Her husband 

no 



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was a prominent and leading lawyer, and, after a remarkably suc- 
cessful career at the bar; became Chief Justice of the Superior 
Court of the City of New York, which position he occupied at the 
time of his death in the year 1880. 

Mrs. Curtis is the mother of seven children, William E. Curtis, 
Sanford Curtis, Randolph Curtis, H. Holbrook Curtis, M, D.; F. 
Kingsbury Curtis, Mary Alathea Curtis and Elizabeth Curtis. 

Eliza Reed, eldest child of Thomas Leach Davies (41) and his 
wife, Jane Reed, was bom at her father's home August 15th, 1834, 
and her early life was passed there. 

On February i8th, i8s8, she married Robert E. Coxe, Esq., of 
Huntsville, Ala., and has since made her home at that place. 

She has three children : 

Ma^rane Coxe, 

Davies Coxe, 

Louisa Coxe. 



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3ohn 'Maxell 3iiuics. 



John T^-arhj eldest son of Thomas Leach Davies (41) and his 
wife, Jane Reed, was born at Poughkeepsie - 

and passed the greater part of his life at that place. 

He was educated as a lawyer, but before he began to practice 
his profession was interrupted in his studies by the breaking out of 
the Civil War. He served for two years with gallantry as a 
Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp on the staff of his relative. Gen. 
Thomas A. Davies, and then returned to his home, where he entered 



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into business as a lawyer, and continued to reside there for the 
remainder of his life. 

He, like his father, was indifferent to the pursuits of public life, 
and confined his interests to his professional duties and the pleasures 
to be had from the society of his many attached friends* 

He died suddenly in the prime of life on April 9th, i888« 

Thomas, son of Thomas Leach Davies (41) and Jane Reed, his 
wife, was born at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., on the 

He was educated at Union College, and subsequently went into 
mercantile business at his home. 

On the 20th of April, 1872, he was married to Miss Ada Plun- 
kett, of Poughkeepsie, and by her has the children here named : 

Alice Adeline ; 

Charlotte Mary. 

(CUavlottc Diijjxcs. 

Charlotte, daughter of Thomas Leach Davies (41) and his wife, 
Jane Reed, was born at her father's home, where she lived until his 
death in 1880. She then removed to the City of New York, where 
her home has since been. 

Alice §iimes. 

Alice, youngest child of Thomas Leach Davies (41), and Jane 

Reed, his wife, was born at her father's home, and there passed her 

life until marriage. 

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June 13th, 1872, she was married to Edward R. Bacon, Esq., a 
successful lawyer, and has since resided in the City of New York. 

In 1892, she was married to Lathrop Bacon, Esq., by whom she 
has one child. 

Augustus Davies, the only son of William Augustus Davies (42) 
and Frances Barrett, his wife, was born at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
August 15th, 1867. After receiving a liberal education he devoted 
himself to architecture and is now engaged in that profession in the 
City of New York. 



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Richard A., the only son of John C. Davies (47), was born at 
and now lives at Easton's Comers, Province of Ontario, Canada. 
He was educated as a physician and practices his profession at 
that place. 

ISdlUaitt |3ostujicli D;iMics. 

William Bostwick, eldest son of Lemuel Sanford Davies (43), 
was bom at Flemington, Cayuga County, N. Y., July 27th, 1847. 

When his father removed from Waterbury, Conn., to Mankato, 
Minn., he accompanied him and has since resided there. On the 
14th of September, 1869, he was married to Laura Bell Presson, of 
that place. 

By profession he is a lawyer, and now holds the office of 
Recorder of the City of Mankato. 

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By his marriage he has become the father of the children herein 
named: 

William Thomas, 
Julia Elizabeth, 
Joseph Sanford, 
Laura Bell, 
Stella Maria, 
Irma Alathea, 
May Mead. 

ptitr^i gstcllc panics* 

Same parents (43). 

Bom in Cayuga County, N. Y., January i6th, 1851. 

(Catltjcvinc Alatlxca B^^^i^^s* 

Same parents (43). 

Bom at Cayuga County, N. Y., February 13th, 1853. 

^dxxriird I'liomiis 5;iuics. 

Same parents (43). 

Bom at Waterbury, Conn., August 15th, 1857. 

Jirtlixiv ^cojJilt 3itwics* 

Arthur Scovill, third son of Lemuel Sanford Dayies (43), was 
born at Waterbury, Conn., January 6th, 1861, and accompanied his 
father to Santa Cruz, Cal., in his removal to that place in 1884, 
where he has since resided. He there married, May 13th, 1888, 
Hattie L. Huff. 

. "4 



101 ao&tt Beuvg gituics* 

Same parents (43). 
Bom March 23rd, 1863. 

Stella Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Lemuel Sanford Davies 
(43), was bom at Waterbury, Conn., July ist 1866. 

On the ist of July, 1886, she was married to William Woodhead, 
of St Paul, Minn., where she now resides. 



108 ^nnvi ^uthstnff panics* 

Anna Hackstaff, daughter of Right Reverend Thomas Fred- 
erick Davies (44), was bora at Portsmouth, N. H«, July nth, 1863. 

^®* I^tXuvion ^iittt'ovcl Saxiics. 

Same parents (44). 

Bom at Portsmouth, N. H., June 7th, 1865. 

Same parents (44). 

Born at Philadelphia, Pa., June 20th, 1872. 



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Son of William H. Davies (71) and Helen McVean, 

Born February i6th, 1845. 

Married. 



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108 



guuicc iviitli Navies. 

Same parents (71). 
Bom June i6th, 1850. 



©Ttavlcs Unyjics. 



Same parents (71). 
Born July 4th, 1852. 
Married. 



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110 



giiuicl ^. Dilutes. 
Same parents (71). 

Bom April 27th, 1856. 

BXuru l«5vacj: Dilutes. 

Same parents (71). 

Bom May 26th, 1858. 

Married February 21st, 1884, to Clinton Kring. 



Ill 



Soxiisii Jcuclclcv Dilutes. 
Same parents (71). 
Bora December nth, i860. 

116 



112 ^Uaniiis ^Ifvctl Ditvies. 

Same parents (71). 
Bom March 31st, 1864. 

118 Pclcu AlmctUi UnmcB. 

Same parents (71). 
Bom July 29th, 1872. 

Daughter of Mary Foote Davies (72) and George F. Clark. 

Born December 5th, 1844. 

Married March 28th, 1866, to Joseph Wagenen. 

116 ^UtivUs ^. ©liivh* 

Same parents (72). 

Bom August I St, 1846. 

Married January 25th, 1871, to Josie Ames. 

lie «covge ^. XUivli. 

Same parents (72). 

Bora May 28th, 1849* 

Married June 4th, 1875, to Ida McRobcrts. 

117 iauid WXiivlu 

Same parents (72). 
Bom May 2nd, 1861. 

Married June 19th, 1881, to Ann Hawley. 

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118 3^tuxcda 3iiuics Ziaitghtou. 

Daughter of Belvidere Davies (73) and Joel Chandler Houghton. 

Born September 20th, 1852. 

Married , 1873, to Byron P. Myers. 

^® EUcu Z>X;iu5ficld ^auics. 

Daughter of J. Mansfield Davies (75) and Martha Brooks. 

Born May 25th, 1861. 

Married January 22d, 1884, to Albert Crane. 

Died January 3d, 1893, without issue. 

120 

itcttva ;i;oujusjcutl ^JCUtUXcr* 

Son of Louisa H. Davies (76) and Henry J. Scudder. 
Bom September 7th, 1854. 
Married June 5th, 1889, Margaret Mott Weeks. 
Rector of St. Stephen's Church, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

121 (CTxiivlcs 5^^*^^^^^ ->citddci\ TvX.D. 

Same parents {j6). 

Born September 24th, 1856. 

Married April 3d, 1883, Louisa Wardner Evarts. 

Died July 19th, 1892. 

Same parents (76). 
Born May 15th, 1858. 
Lawyer, New York City. 

118 



128 



124 



126 



126 



127 



128 



129 



Son of Eunice Ruth Davies {77) and George I. Allan. 
Born March 29th, 1S68. 

Same parents {77). 

Bom December 5th, 1873. 

f rcdcricli BrtausftcUl Alliin. 

Same parents {77). 

Bom November 28th, 1874- 

Same parents {77). 

Born December 30th, 1879. 

Same parents {77). 
Born March 20th, 1883. 

^Ixzz Allan- 
Same parents (77). 
Born May 12th, 1887. 

gcwrij gxiQcnc Dilutes* 

Son of Henry Eugene Davies (79) and Julia Rich. 
Bom November 7th, 1869. 

He served five years in Company F, 7th Regiment, and is now a 
veteran of that organization. 

119 



180 



181 



Ji^ttQUsta ^cKlm Dauics* 

Daughter of William Gilbert Davies (8i) and Lucy C. Rice. 
Bom March 19th, 1872. 

^ttlicn gaiuiiscucl 3ii»ws* 

Son of Julien Tappan Davies (82) and Alice Martin. 

Bom Febmary 20th, 1870, in the City of New York. 

He was at an early age sent to St. Paul's School, Concord, 
N. H., and afterwards went to Columbia College, from which he 
graduated in 1891. Having made up his mind to follow the profes- 
sion of the law, he was prepared for that purpose at the Harvard 
Law School He remained there for two years, and after serving a 
clerkship in the office of the celebrated lawyer, Joseph H. Choate, 
was admitted to practice in New York in June, 1894. 

He is a member of the Metropolitan Club of New York, Society 
of Colonial Wars, and the Sons of the Revolution. 

On the 22d of November, 1894, he married Marie Rose, daughter 
of Carlos G. de Garmendia. 

From January 20-28, 1895, he served in Troop A, N. G., S. N. Y., 
under Captain Charles F. Roe, when that command was called out, 
together with the whole of First Brigade, to quell the Brooklyn 
Trolley Car Riots. 



183 



^tltcl DiiJJics. 

Same parents (82). 

Bom March 19th, 1876, in the City of New York. 

120 



188 



Same parents (82). 

Born September 12th, 1877, in the City of New York. 



184 



Same parents (82). 

Bom October 21st, 1882, in the City of New York, 



185 



Son of Helen Davies (85) and Charles E. Tainten 
Bom September i2th» 1876. 



186 



%axxis §xoiit ^iiiutcv* 



Same parents (85). 
Bora March 7th, 1883. 



187 



Daughter of Lucy Davies (86) and Samuel Swift. 
Born July 27th, 1878* 



188 



^ttittucl Swift 



Same parents. 

Bora December 14th, i886. 



131 



189 



140 



141 



148 



148 



144 



/^ 

Son of Eliza Reed Davies (89) and Robert E. Coxe. 
HiCLh Bom - Mftroh 29th, 1859. 

Married August 28th, 1888, to Caroline Townsend Crawford. 
Assistant District Attorney of the United States 1885 to 1889. 

^iimcs i£oxc. 

Same parents (89). 
Bom April 23rd, 1862, 

goiiisa (Coxc. 

Same parents (89). 

Bom October 19th, 1872. 

Aticc Adeline Dawies* 

Daughter of Thomas Davies (91) and Ada Plunkett. 
Bom March 9th, 1873. 

(CTuivIottc Z^eiaij 3:tuics. 

Same parents (91). 

Bora February 26th, 1884. 

SaliUiam TTxomas 3iixjies* 

Son of William Bostwick Davies (96) and Laura Bell Presson* 
Born December 3rd, 1870. 

122 



146 



146 



147 



148 



149 



2!uUix Itltiiibctlt 3iityics. 



Same parents (96). 
Born July 15th, 1872. 



Joscpix ^-iiufovil Dawics. 



Same parents (96). 
Bom July 26th, 1873. 



gattvit 3cU Diwjics. 



Same parents (96). 
Bom January 19th, 1878. 



.^tclUt I^ixviit 3ttwics. 



Same parents (96). 

Bora December 20th, i88a 



Inna ^Tatltca 3atiics. 



Same parents (96). 



160 



l^aij IHcart DatJics. 



Same parents (96). 
Born January 25th, 1885. 



123 



161 



163 



168 



164 



Daughter of Alathea Ruth Scovill (87) and Frederick John 
Kingsbury. 

Bom June 9th, 1856, 

Married June loth, 1882, to Doctor Charles Stedman Bull, of 
New York. 

Same parents (87). 
Bom May 4th, 1858. 

Same parents (86). 
Born Febraary 6th, i860. 

^rcdcricli iottu JClugsburtj, ^v. 

Same parents (86). 

Frederick John Kingsbury, Jr., youngest child of F. J. and 
Alathea R. Kingsbury, was bom at Waterbury, July 7th, 1863. 
He was educated in the schools of the town and studied for one 
year with a private tutor, and was one year at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. On leaving school, he was for several 
years in the employ of the Scovill Manufacturing Co., and in 1888 
became the Secretary of the Aluminum, Brass and Bronze Co. of 
Bridgeport. He resides at Fairfield, Conn. 

He married November nth, 1886, Adele, youngest daughter of 
Edward M. Townsend, of New York. They have one child, Ruth, 

124 



born August 29th, 1887. He is a vestryman of St Paul's Church, 
Fairfield, which he has several times represented in the diocesan 
conventions, and a member of St Anthony's Club, of New V^ork. 

IM ^aailliam gdmoud (Cxivtis. 

Son of Mary Anne Scovill (88) and William E. Curtis. 

William Edmond Curtis was bom at New York, June 2d, 1855. 

He was educated at the Columbia Grammar School and at 
home in the country. In 1875 he was graduated at Trinity College, 
Hartford, Conn., with the degree of A. B., and received that of 
M. A. in 1878. He studied law at the Columbia College Law 
School, and graduated from that school in 1877, ^^^ ^° J^^® ^^ ^^^^ 
year he formed the law partnership of Steams & Curtis. 

He took an active part in the afifairs of Trinity CoUq^^e, and was 
elected a Tmstee thereof by the Alumni. At the conclusion of this 
term he was made a life Trustee by the Board. 

As a Democrat he was actively interested in politics, and in the 
interest of good government He was Secretary of the Democratic 
Qub of N. Y. City for seven years. He was a delegate to the 
Albany Conference of Anti-Snappers in February, 1892, and also to 
their State Convention at Syracuse, and was a member of the 
Democratic Provisional State Committee. 

He took an active part in the presidential campaign of 1892 in 
behalf of Mr. Cleveland, and was appointed by President Cleveland 
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and confirmed by the Senate 
in April, 1893. His duties in this office were mainly in connection 
with the finances, the divisions employed on them being under his 
personal supervision. 

William Edmond Curtis is still unmarried. 

125 



1*® ^cnrij Bollirooli (Curtis, pt.O- 

Same parents (88). 

Henry Holbrook Curtis, M.D., Ph.B., was born in the City of 
New York, December 15, 1856. He was educated at the Colum. 
bia Grammar School, the Gunnery, at Washington, Conn., and 
the Cheshire, Conn., Military Academy, where he prepared for the 
Sheffield Scientific School of Yale— from which institution he 
received the degree of Ph.B. in 1877. Three years later he took 
his medical degree from the Yale Medical School During one 
year of his medical studies he was in the office of Dr. Francis Bacon, 
of New Haven, as assistant Dr. Curtis spent eighteen months in 
the Vienna and Paris Hospitals. 

After his return from Europe Dr. Curtis settled in New York 
and commenced a general practice, which he soon abandoned to 
make a specialty of the diseases of the respiratory tract His 
mechanical genius led him to invent many instruments in nasal and 
throat surgery, which bear his name. 

His operation upon Campanini, the celebrated Italian tenor, 
viz., the removal of a sub-glottic neoplasm, restored the voice of 
this great artist, which had not been heard in several years. 

Almost without exception the distinguished singers of the world 
who have visited us of late years have been patients of Dr. Curtis. 
Abroad he is consulted by singers of all nationalities as an authority 
on voice production as well as nasal surgery. The De Reszkes, 
Melba, Calve, Eames, Lasalle, Maurel, Sanderson, Rose Caron, 
Tchernoff, Mravina, Sucher, Tamagno, Plancon, Rothmuhl, Scalchi, 
Thursby and many others, have been treated by Dr. Curtis. 

Abroad he has been made a member of the British Laryngologi- 

126 



cal Society and corresponding member of the Laryngolog^cal and 
Otological Society of France, in recognition of his work in these 
specialties. Lennox- Browne writes, in his " Review of Twenty-five 
Years of Laryngology,'* that, the brilliant operations performed in 
the Central London Throat and Ear Hospital, at the invitation of 
the staff, in 1887, ^Y ^^- Holbrook Curtis, gave the initial impulse 
in London to nasal surgery. 

Dr. Curtis is a member of the New York Academy of Medicine, 
the County Medical Society, and Vice-President of the American 
Social Science Association. He is Consulting Physician to the 
Bayonne City Hospital and Consulting Laryngologist to the St 
John's Riverside Hospital, in Yonkers. 

He has written a book on " The Singing Voice From a Medical 
Standpoint," and many monographs on his specialty. 

In 1884, June 19th, the Doctor married Josephine Allen, the 
daughter of Hugh Allen, of Brooklyn, and Josephine Hall, of 
Binghamton. Two sons and a daughter were born to the couple, 
but both of the boys died in early life. Marjorie, born November 
nth, 1888, is the surviving child. 

167 ^veclcricli Ivlugsbiinj (Tuvtis. 

Same parents (88). 

Frederick Kingsbury Curtis was born February 3rd, 1863. 

He was prepared for college at St. Paul's School, Concord, 
N. H., of which the Rev. Henry A. C. Coit was then principal. 
After six years of preparation under Dr. Coit, in 1880 he entered 
from there Yale College, from which he graduated in 1884 with the 
degree of A. B. 

127 



168 



169 



160 



In the autumn of the same year, he entered the Columbia Law 
School, of which Prof. Dwight was the dean, and obtained the 
degree of LX. B. in i886 from that college. In the same year he 
was admitted to practice in New York State, and has ever since 
practiced law with great success in the City of New York, and is 
at present a member of the firm of Steams & Curtis in that city. 

On October 28th, 1890, he married Marian S., daughter of J. 
Montgomery Hare, of the same city. 

ptavg ^ilatTiJca (Cxivtls. 

Same parents (88). 
Born October 2d, 1867. 

glUabctU (Cnvtis. 

Same parents (88). 
Bom April 21st, 1873. 

DXuvjovic (Cxiictis. 
Daughter of Josephine Allen and Henry Holbrook Curtis (156). 
Bom November nth, 1888. 



laS 



INDEX OF FAMILY NAMES. 



Non. — ^The namber to the right of and above name indicates the gener- 
ation in which the individual will be foand. 

The namber in brackets is the serial namber attached to the name and 
given in the margin of the volame. 

The last namber refers to the page on which a record of the person named 
is given. 

Ss plalc §esctnt 



Alice' (7S), 102. 
Alice Adeline^ (142), 122. 
Alice AntiU* m. Bacon (93), 112. 
Anna^ m. Sperry (9), 42. 
Anna Hackstafi' (i03)» 115. 
Anne^ m. Bisseil (25), 61. 
Arthur ScoviU' m. Huff (100), 1 14. 
Augusu McKim^ (ijo), 12a 
Augustus* (94), 113. 

Belvidere' m. Runney (34), 65. 
Belvidere' m. Houghton (73), 99. 



Charles^ (io8)» 116. 
Charles Frederick* (80), 103. 
Charles H.' (52), 94. 
Charlotte^ m. Burrall (20), 59. 
Charlotte^ m. Burrall (40). S7. 
Charlotte* (92), 112. 
Charlotte May^ (143), 122. 
Cornelia Sherman^ (134), 121. 

Daniel F7 (109), 116. 
David^ m. Peet (11), 43. 
David W.* (48). 93. 



Catherine? m. Bosworth (7), 41. 
Catherine Alathea* {gS\ 114. 
Charles* m. Mansfield (36), 67. 



Edward Thomas* (99), ii4. 
Eliza Reed* m. Coxe (89), 1 1 z. 
Elizabeth^ m. Howard (8), 41. 



129 







Elizabeth^ m. Judson (i6), 55. 


John* m. Hotchkiss (3), 27. 




Elizabeth Mansfield^ m. Peck (74), 99. 


John C* (47), 93- 




EUeii Mansfield^ m. Crane (119), 118. 


John Footc* m, Giflfen (35). 65. 




Esther^ m. Davies (18}, 56. 


John Foote^(io6), 116. 




EtheP (132). 120. 


John Henry* (23). 61. 




Eunice^ m. Powell (17), 55. 


John Henry* (loi), 115. 




Eunice Ruth* m. ScoviU (37). 73- 


John Leach* (90), iii. 




Eunice Ruth* m. Allan (77), loi. 


Joseph Sanford^ (146), 123. 




Eunice Ruth^ (107), 116. 


Julia Elizabeth^ (i4S)» X23- 
Julia Sanford* (46). 92. 




Francis Herbert* m. Rokenbaugh{84), 108 


* Julien Tappan* m. Martin (82), 106. 




Frederick* (51), 94. 


Julien Townsend^ m. de Garmendia (i3i)» 




Frederick Martin^ (133), 121, 


12a 




George* (13), 47. 


Laura Bell^ (147), 123. 




G«orge C* (31), 63. 


Lemuel Sanford* (43) m. Scovill, 9a 
Louisa H.* m. Scudder (j6), loa 




Helen* m. Tainter (85), 109. 


Louisa Scudder ^ (iii), 116. 




Helen Ahneda^ (113), 117. 


Lucy* m. Swift (86), 109, 




Henry Ebenezei^ (38), m. Tappan, 74. 






Henry Eugene* (79), m. Rich» 102. 


Maria* m. Sanford (32), 63. 




Henry Eugene^ (129), 119. 


Marion Sanford* (104)* 11$. 




Henry F » (49). 93- 


Mary* m. Ripley (26), 61. 




Henry W.* (50), 93. 


Mary Estelle* (97), 114. 
Mary Foote* m. Clark (72). 98. 




Irma Alathea^ (149), 123. 


Mary Grace^ m. King (no), 116. 




James John^ m. Bartlett (10), 42. 
Jared Mansfield* m. Brooks (75). 99- 


Mary Sanford* m. Adams (45). 9^- 
Mary Mead^ (150), 123. 




Jemima^ m. Merrick (24), 61. 


Powell* m. Davies (22), 60. 




John^ m. Spencer (i), 8. 






John^ m. I Brown (2), 14. 


Rachel* m. McDonald (12), 46. 




2 Powell. 


Richard A.* (95), 113. 
130 







Samuel* nu Judd (29), 62. 


Thomas Leach* m. Reed (4i)» 87. 




Sarah* m. Smith (28), 62. 






Stella Eliiabeth* m. Woodhead (102), 1 1 5. 


Walter* (6), 39. 




SteUa Maria^ (148), 123. 


Walter* (27). 62. 
William' (s), 37. 




Theodore* (83), 107. 


William* (21), S9. 




Thomas' m. Hervey (4), 32. 


William* m. i Leach (19), 56. 




Thomas' m. Crissey (14), 48. 


2 Foote. 




Thomas* m. Plimkitt (91), 112. 


3 Antill. 




Thomas Alfred* m. White (39), 81. 


William Augustus^ m. i Van Wagenen 




Thomas Alfred^ (112), 117. 


(42), 89. 2 Barrett. 




Thomas Frederick* m. Sanford (33), 63. 


William Bostwick* m. Presson (96), 113. 




Thomas Frederick* m. Hackstaif (44) » 91. 


WUliam GUbert* m. Rice (81), 105. 




Thomas Frederick* (105), 115. 


Wflliam Henry* m. McVean (71). 97- 




Thomas John* m. Foote (15), 50. 


William Thomas^ (144), 122. 




Su female gjcsjccnt 


Allan, Achison RusselF (127), 119. 


Clark, Mary Almeda^ m. Wagenen (114), 




Allan, Alice^ (128). 119. 


117. 




Allan, Charles Davies^ (123), 119. 


Coxe, Davies'' (140), 122. 




Allan, Edward Phipps^ (126). 119. 


Coxe, Louisa' (i4i)» 122. 




Allan, Frederick Mansfield^ (125), 119. 


Coxe, Magrane' m. Crawford (139), 122. 




Allan, Percy^ (124), 119. 


Curtis, William Edmond' (iSS). '25. 
Curtis, H. Holbrook' m. Allen (156), 126. 




Burrall, Thomas Davies*m. Davies(7o), 96. 


Curtis, F. Kingsbury'' m. Hare (157), 127. 
Curtis, Mary Alathea' (158), 128. 




Clark, Charies Dj m. Ames (115), 117. 


Curtis, Elizabeth^ (159), 128. 




Clark, David^ m. Hawley (117), 117. 


Curtis, Majorie^ (160), 128. 




Clark, George Fj m. McRoberts (116), 


Houghton, Almeda Davies' m. Myers 




117. 


(118), 118. 




131 



Judson Abigail^ m. Marshall (58), 9S* 
Judson, Adclia* (59). 95- 
Judson* Alvira* (60), 95. 
Judson, Charles Augustus* (61), 95. 
Judson. Daniel* (62). 95. 
Judson, David C* (63), 95- 
Judson, Elizabeth* (64). 96. 
Judson, Francis Henry* {65). 96. 
Judson, Frederick WUliam* (66), 96. 
Judson, George Albert* (67), 96. 
Judson, John Davies* (68), 96. 
Judson, Solomon* {69), 96. 

Khigsbury, Mary Eunice^ m. Bull (i50» 

124. 

Kinsgbury, Alice Eliza^ (152). 124. 

Kingsbury, Edith Davies^ (iS3). 124. 

Kingsbury, Frederick John, JrJ m. Town- 
send (iS4)* 124. 

McDonald. Dennis* (30). 63. 



Powell. Elsie R.* m. Calhoun (53), 94- 
Powell Harriet* (54). 94- 
PoweU, Peter* (55). 94- 

Scovill, Alathea Ruth*, m. Kingsbury (87), 

no. 
ScovUl, Mary Anne,* m. Curtis (SS), no. 
Scudder, Henry Townsend^ (120), n8, m. 

Weeks. 
Scudder, Charles Davies," m. Evarts (121), 

n8. 
Scudder, Edward Mansfield^ (122), n8. 
Smith, Frederick Lewis* (56), 95. 
Smith, John Davies* {S7h 95- 
Swift, Martha^ (137). "i. 
Swift, Samuef (138]?, I2i. 

Tainter, Davies^ (i35)» "*• 
Tainter, Lewis Swift' (136), 121. 



Stj piitrriagc- 



Adams. Ebcnezer. m. Mary Sanford (45)^ 

92. 
Allan, George S., m. Eunice Ruth i77h i<^«- 
AUen, Josephine, m. H. Holbrook Curtis 

(156). 126. 
Ames, Josie, m. Charles D. Clark (n 5), 

117. 
AntiU, Alice, m. William (19). 5^- 



Bacon, Edward R., m. Alice Antill (93)» 

n2. 
Bacon. Lathrop, m. Alice Antill (93), n2. 
Barrett, Frances, m. William Augustus 

(42), 89. 
Bartlett.Lucretia, m. James John (10). 42. 
BisscU m. Anne (25), 61. 
Bosworth, Nathaniel, m. Catherine (7). 41 • 



13a 



Brooks, Martha, m* I. Mansfield (js), 99- Hackstaff, Mary L., m. Thomas Frederick 

Brown, Elizabeth, m. John (2), 14. (44), 91. 

Bull, Charles Stedman, m. Alathea Ruth Hare, Marian S., m. F. Kingsbury Curtis 

Kingsbury (151), 124. (i57). 127. 

Burrall, Jonathan, m. Charlotte (20), 59. Hawiey, Ann, m. Davkl C lark (117), 117. 

Burrall, Thomas Davies, m. Charlotte (40), Hervey, Mary, m. Thomas (4), 32. 



87. 



Calhoun, Seth, m. Elsie R. Powell (53), 

94- 
Clark, George F., m. Mary Foote (72), 

9«. 
Coxe, Robert E^ nu Elisa Reed (89), iii. 
Crane, Albert, m. Ellen Mansfield (ii9)» 

118. 
Crawford, Caroline Townsend^n. Magrane 

Coxe (139), 122. 
Crissey, Hannah, m. Thomas Davies (14), 

48. 
Curtis, William £., m. Mary Anne Scovill 
(SB), 110. 

Evarts, Louisa Wardner, m. Charles 
Davies Scudder (121), 118. 

Foote, Maria, m. William f 19), 56. 
Foote, Ruth, m. Thomas John (15). 50. 

de Garmendia, Marie Rose, m. Julien 

Townsend (131), 120. 
Giffen, Almeda, m. John Foote (3S)> 65. 



Hotchkiss, Eunice, m. John (3), 27. 
Houghton, Joel Chandler, m. Belvidere 

(73).99. 
Howard m. Elizabeth (8), 41. 
Huff, Hattie L., m. Arthur Scovill (100), 

114. 

Judd, Eunice, m. Samuel (29), 62. 
Judson, Davkl, m* Elizabeth (16), 55. 

Kingsbury, Frederick J., m. Alathea Ruth 

Scovill (87), iia 
Kring, Clinton, m. Mary Grace (i 10), 1 16. 

Leach, Polly, m. William (19), $6. 

Mansfield, Mary Anne, m, Charles (36) 

67. 
Marshall, Hermanns, m. Abigail Judson 

(58)- 95- 
Martin, Alice, m. Julien Tappan (82), 106. 
McDonald, James, m. Rachel (12), 46. 
McRoberts, Ida, m. George F. Clarke 

(116), 117. 
McVean, Helen, m. William Henry (71), 

97. 



"33 



Merrick m* Jemima (24), 6l. 
Myers, Byron P^ m. Almeda Davies 
Houghton (118), 118. 

Peck, William Guy» m. Elizabeth Mans- 
field (74), 99. 

Peck, Sarah, nu David (iz), 43. 

Powell, Mary, nu John (2), 14. 

Powell, Peter, m. Eunice (17), 55. 

Plunkett, Ada, m. Thomas (91), 112. 

Presson, Laura Bell m. William Bostwkk. 
(96). "3- 

Ranney, George, m. Bdvidene (34), 65. 

Reed, Jane, m. Thomas Leach (41), 87. 

Rice, Lucy C, m. William Cabert (81), 
105. 

Rich, Julia, m. Henry Eugene (79), I02« 

Ripley m. Mary (26), 61. 

Rokenbaugh, Cornelia S., m. Francis Her- 
bert (84), io8. 

Sanford, Jonathan, m. Maria (32), 63. 
Sanford, Julia, nu Thomas Frederick (33), 
63. 



ScoviU, Stella M., m. Lemuel Sanford (43) , 

90. 
ScoviU, William Henry, m. Eunice Ruth 

(37). 73. 
Scudder, Henry L, m. Louisa H. (76), 100. 
Smith, L Lewis, m. Sarah (28), 62. 
Spencer, Catherine, m. John (i), 8. 
Speny, John, m. Anna (9), 42. 
Swift, Samuel, m. Lucy (86), 109. 

Tainter, Charies E., m. Helen (85), 109. 
Tappan, Rebecca Waldo, m. Henry E. 

(38)- 74. 
Townsend, Adde, bl Frederick John 
Kingsbury, Jr. (154), 124. 

Van Wagenen, Sarah, nu William Augus- 
tus (42), 89. 

Wagenen, Joseph, m. Mary Almeda 
Clarke (114), 117. 

Weeks, Margaret Mott, m. Henry Town- 
send Scudder (120), ii8. 

White, Maria, m. Thomas Alfred (39), 81. 

Woodhead, William, m. Stella Elixabeth 
{102), 115. 



134 







NU 


MERICAL INDEX- 






^Irst feneration. 




I John Davies. 


m. Spencer. 

S^tcoxiA (Stnewitian. 








2 John. 


m« I Brown. 
2PoweU. 

SRlrd (Stntxtttion. 








3 John. 


m. Hotchldss. 9 Anna. 


m. Speny. 






4 Thomas. 


m. Henrejr. 10 James John* 


nuBartlett 






5 Wmiam. 


II David. 


m. Peet. 






6 Walter. 


12 Rachel 








7 Catherine. 


m. Bosworth. 13 George. 










m. Howard. 14 Thomas. 

"gavivtU (StntTcvitlan. 


nuCrissey. 






15 Thomas John. 


m. Foote. 24 Jemima. 


m. Memcjc 






16 Elizabeth. 


m. Judson* 25 Anne. 


m.Bissell 






17 Eunice. 


m. Powell 26 Mary. 


m. Ripley. 






18 Esther. 


m. Davies. 27 Walter. 








19 William. 


m. I Leach. 28 Sarah. 

2 Foote. 29 Samuel. 

3 Antill. 30 Dennis McDonald. 


m. Smith, 
m. Judd. 






20 Charlotte. 


m. Burrall 31 Geoige C 








21 William. 


32 Maria. 


m. Sanford. 






22 Powell. 


m. Davies. 33. Thomas Fredericlc 


m.Sanford. 






23 John H. 


13s 













34 Belvidere. m. Ranney. $2 Charies H. 






35 John Foote. m* Giffen. 53 Elsie R. PowelL 


m. Calhoun. 




36 Charies. m. Mansfield. S4 Harriet Powell. 






37 Eunice Ruth. m. Scovill. 55 Peter PowelL 






38 Henry £. m. Tap|>an. 56 F. Lewis Smith. 






39 Thomas Alfred. m. White. 57 John Davies Smith. 






40 Charlotte. m. BurralU 58 Abigail Judson. 


nhMarshaU. 




41 Thomas Leach. m. Reed. 59 Adelia Judson. 






42 WQliam Augustus, m. 60 Alvira Judson. 






I Van Wagenen. 61 Charies A. Judson. 






2 Barrett. 62 Daniel Judson. 






43 Lemuel Sanford. m. ScovilL 63 David P. Judson. 






44 Thomas Frederick. m. Hackstaff. 64. Eliiabeth Judson. 






45 Maiy Sanford. m. Adams. 65 Francis H. Judson. 






46 Julia Sanf Old. 66 Frederick W. Judson. 






47 John C. ^ George Albert Judson. 






48 David W. 68 John Davies Judson. 






49 Henry F. 69 Solomon Judson. 






50 Henry W. 70 Thomas D. BunalL 


m. Davis. 




51 Frederick. 

^ixXii iQtvitxxiilavi. 






71 William Henry Davies. m. McVean. 78 Alice. 




1 


72 Mary Foote. m. Clark. 79 Henry Eugene. 


nuRich. 




73 Belvedere. m. Houghton. 80 Charies Frederick. 






74 Elizabeth Mansfield. m. Peck. 81 William GQbert. 


m. Rice. 


t 


75 J. Mansfield. m. Brooks. 8s Julien Tappan. 


nu Martin. 


f 


76 Louisa H. m. Scudder. 83 Theodore. 






77 Eunice Ruth. m. Allan. 84 Francis Herbert m. 


Rokenbaugh. 


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s 


136 




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8s HeleiL 


m. Tainter. 


9S Richard A. 






MLuqr. 


m. Swift. 


96 William Bostwick. 


m. Presson. 




87 Alathea Ruth Scoviil. 


97 Mary Estelie. 








m. Kingsbury. 


98 Catherine Alathea. 






88 Mary Ann Scoviil. 


m. Curtis. 


99 Edward Thomas. 






89 Eliza Reed Davies. 


m. Coxe. 


100 Arthur Scoviil. 


m. Huff. 




90 John Leach. 




loi John Henry. 






91 Thomas. 


m. Plunkett. 


102 Stella Elizabeth. 


m. Woodhead. 




93 Chariotte. 










93 AUce AntiU. m. 


z. E. R. Bacon. 
2. L. Bacon. 


104 Marion Sanford. 
los Thomas Frederick. 






94 Augustus. 












Sfevtnth ^zntKZitian. 






106 John Foote Davies. 




131 Charles D. Scudder. 


nuEvarts. 




107 Eunice Ruth. 




133 Edward M. Scudder. 






108 Outfies. 




133 Charles D. Allan. 






109 Daniel F. 




134 Percy Allan. 






no Mary Grace. 


m.Kring. 


I3S Frederick M. Allan. 






Ill Louisa Scudder. 




136 Edward Phipps Allan. 






113 Thomas Alfred. 




137 Achison R. Allan. 






113 Helen Almeda. 




138 AUce Allan. 






1 14 Mary Almeda Clark. 


m. Wagenen. 


139 Henry Eugene Davies. 






IIS Charles D. Clark. 


m. Ames. 


130 Augusta McKim. 






116 Geoige F. Clark. 


m. McRoberts. 


131 Julien Townsend. m. de Garmendia. 




117 David Clark. 


m. Hawley. 


133 EtheL 






118 Ahneda Davies Houghton. 


133 Frederick Martin. 








UL Myers. 


134 Cornelia Sherman. 






119 Ellen Mansfield Davies. m. Crane. 


13s Davies Tainter. 






lao Henry Townsend Scudder. 


136 Louis Swift Tainter. 








m. Weeks. 


137 Martha Swift. 








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138 Samuel Swift 

139 Nfagrane Coxe. 

140 Davies Coxe. 

141 Louisa Coxe. 

142 Alice Adeline Davies. 

143 Charlotte May. 

144 William Thomas. 

145 Julia Elizabeth. 

146 Joseph Sanford. 

147 Laura Bell. 
14B Stella Maria. 
149 Irma Alathea. 



150 Mary Mead, 
m. Crawford. 1 51 Mary Eunice Kingsbury. m. BulL 

152 Alice Eliza Kingsbury. 

153 Edith Davies Kingsbury. 

154 Frederick John Kingsbury. 

m. Tovmsend. 

155 William Edmond Curtis. 

156 Henry Holbrook Curtis. m. Allen. 

1 57 Frederick Kingsbury Curtis, m. Hare. 

158 Mar/ Alathea Curtis. 

159 Elizabeth Curtis. 



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